September 25, 2005

Feeling Unsettled

I am feeling unsettled. I have some ideas why, but I'll save that discussion for a different day, I am too tired to do it now. Here are some thoughts to share. I see Ron Cey at the gym on a regular basis.

He is in great shape and I sometimes wonder why he doesn't tell the Dodgers that he is ready to play again. The salaries are much more interesting then when he played.

Some people have a hard time feeling the sunshine and seeing blue skies no matter what the world around them looks like and others never notice the grey. Why is that.

I ran into a bunch of people I grew up with this past weekend including a woman who was widowed at 25 or was it 26. I was happy to learn that she is engaged now. It must be almost 10 years since her husband died, wow.

Come to think of it I can name at least 15 people who have/had cancer of some kind or another who are of my generation. They grew up in different places and had different experiences but it still makes me wonder.

Curb Your Enthusiasm made me laugh today and I needed it but there is never a time in which I don't need to laugh. Laughter is like a friend, there can never be too many.

I look out at the bloggers I read consistently and I sometimes wonder if we would be friends in real life or if we would find little in common. I wonder how many near friendships I have had with people who I might have really gotten along well with if we had just taken the time to get to know each other better. If only there had been blogs then.

My football pool is killing me. Three weeks of coming in second place, so close and yet so far.

See you in the AM. Lailah tov from LA.

2 comments:

Stephen (aka Q) said...

Some people have a hard time feeling the sunshine and seeing blue skies no matter what the world around them looks like and others never notice the grey. Why is that.

I wish I had an answer. All I know is that I tend to be a little depressive, whereas my partner is effortlessly optimistic. Even when something significant happens to get her down, she rebounds in a short time; and she always experiences a "high" afterward. She gets just as high as she was low a few hours before.

The point is, I envy her that character trait. It isn't something you can choose; it's inborn or it isn't. We have lots of small children around the house because she runs a daycare, and I've observed that the glass-is-half-full or glass-is-half-empty mindset is in place at a very early age.
Q

Jack's Shack said...

Hi Q,

From a position of logic and rational thought it makes sense to me that some people see things differently but when I just react to it I view it from a different perspective.