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Fri, Aug. 15th, 2008, 01:01 pm
Note to self: pursue joy options.

Last night I went to my fifth Major League baseball game of my life. Mets beat the blue-eyed hell out of the Nats. I went to Memphis public schools: I've spent enough time eating hot dogs and watching people fail.

I just spent my lunch hour playing guitar in the park in front of the White House. Today was the first time the thought occured to me that I could do that.

Part of joy is considering your options.


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Fri, Aug. 15th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
sehrnett: Did you sing hippie protest songs?

Around and around on "All we are saaaaaying is give peeeeace a chance"!

Joy. Yes. Important.

Trying to find it right now and take pleasure in it when I do.

I feel the need for earth shattering these days. Whether I push through where I am or completely change my life are both completely viable options. For someone who can be quite fundamentally insecure, I am finding a lot of potential joy lies in the thought that I am pushing through to a better place.

Scared half to death about it in one way, delighted in another.

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
basilwhite: Re: Did you sing hippie protest songs?


Every Major Scale
Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
Black Sabbath - Hole In The Sky
Every Major Scale (reprise)

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
basilwhite: Re: Did you sing hippie protest songs?

I don't think humans are wired to make choices that wield the power our choices have. I think we're wired for eat/not eat, fight/run, etc., not graduate school/marriage choices.

So I want to try to evolve my ability to stay aware of my choices instead of eat lunch out of a styrofoam box every day. That's a choice-ignorant caveman option.

Fri, Aug. 15th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
mcoletti: Then again ...

... for some of us Hell is vacillating between too many options.

Too. Many. Choices. Brain go explodey.

Fri, Aug. 15th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
caryabend: Re: Then again ...

So.... 72 virgins is a bad thing?

(I'm reminded of a joke where the punchline was, "You misunderstood. It says 72 Virginians.")

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
basilwhite: Re: Then again ...

I'm sorry I'm not at the party. I'm on the couch high on painkillers watching the women's olympic marathon.

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
basilwhite: Re: Then again ...

Agree. See above.