Its almost the end of the year and Odie and i Hope your 2013 is coming into positive perspective through retrospect. Odie muses that its So human to pause and take stock at an agreed upon time written on a calendar each year. I told him we upright primate relatives do so because its hard for us to live in the present. We also love to regret prior decisions/in decisions and worry about decisions/indecisions we have yet to make.
Therefore we find sentimental ways to mentally break with our past and build anew in the future – we set goals and analyze which ones we missed, accomplished, and exceeded by this predetermined deadline in order to feel better temporarily. We also like any excuse to drink copious amounts of rum and other kinds of alcoholic beverages for less discerning tastes -his words, not mine!
“The needing another reason for drinking rum I understand. The word deadline, no. Its So ominous a word.” -odie
“I agree. Our mortality compels us to design such words that portray event horizons. ” – odiemama
“Im mortal too and i can tell you Its not mortality thats pressing your species.” -odie
“Then what is?”
“Ill leave you to think about it.” -odie
What did 2013 mean to you? What does odie mean?
Hugs & happy early 2014. We say this now as the rum and coke no lime please fueled pirate ship we sail on tomorrow might not have good enough “reception” to blog from.
O and om