I actually have nothing to talk about this morning.
Weather is weather and squirrels are squirrels and chickens are chickens and laundry is laundry and the world is turning without me being involved. No memories are tormenting or tantalizing me. My dreams were neither here nor there although I think a cute girl winked at me. I am reading a book which does not inspire me to recommend it. I am not making bread at the moment or soup either one. My grandson is not coming over today. I am not thinking Deep Thoughts and I am not enraged or delighted either one. When I turn on the tap, water comes out. That's a good thing.
I am neither in the best mood of my life or the worst.
There is no fire in my belly whatsoever. The news of the day leaves me unmoved. I am glad that Beyonce is glad that she's pregnant. I had to ask Lily yesterday if she is married. That's how out of it I am.
I wish it would rain. I doubt it will.
For some reason, I keep thinking of Tom Robbins today and I wish he'd write another book although his last ones have been such vast disappointments to me that they sort of made me want to turn my face to the wall so that he would not be able to see the blush of embarrassment I had for him.
BUT, here is a quote I love from his book Skinny Legs And All which reminds me of why I love him or did love him before he got weird and began to be seemingly obsessed with butt sex.
The Divine was expansive, but religion was reductive. Religion attempted to reduce the Divine to a knowable quantity with which mortals might efficiently deal, to pigeonhole it once and for all so that we never had to reevaluate it. With hammers of cant and spikes of dogma, we crucified and crucified again, trying to nail to our stationary altars the migratory light of the world.
Thus, since religion bore false witness to the Divine, religion was blasphemy. And once it entered into its unholy alliance with politics, it became the most dangerous and repressive force that the world has ever known.I find that to be frighteningly prescient, having been written in 1990. Or at least, that was the year the book was published.
Maybe my message for the day is that I would rather live in a Tom Robbins world than in a Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin or Dick Cheney world. And so, today, I think I will.
And in that spirit, I will also add what is perhaps my favorite Tom Robbins quote of all. He gives it to us through the mouth of Amanda, the heroine of Another Roadside Attraction which in my opinion may be one of the Great American Novels.
Amanda looked up from the beetle shell upon which she was painting a miniature scene in watercolors. "I believe in birth, copulation, and death," she answered. "Although copulation embodies the other two, and death is only a form of borning. At any rate, I was born nineteen years ago. Someday I shall die. Today, I think I'll copulate." And indeed she did.