American Elephants

Been a Little Preoccupied! by The Elephant's Child
October 27, 2021, 4:35 pm
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Sorry, had to spend a few days in the hospital. Endured two lengthy PBS fundraisers, Innumerable jabs with needles (and some people out there are running around terrified of getting a simple vaccination!). Watched two attacks on Planet Earth from space aliens. The hospital food was pretty good. Had a major windstorm and and power outage, so the hospital was on their own backup power, fire engines running up and down the street. Not a dull moment! ( Except tor the PBS fundraisers) (My room was not as elegant, nor was the view!)

Been deprived of the news for about a week. At least the news and news sources that I have learned to depend on for some degree of verity. Used to think, (once upon a time) that one could depend on the news companies to report what was happening out there. One expects the usual slants, but if Germany surrenders, that’s it. We’re all just ordinary human beings, and have to learn to deal with it and each other. I suspect the schools are not really teaching the kids, in that way, about the difficulties of being human, and as far as that goes, what that means. And what one has to put up with. I am trapped in a house with neighbors on each side who let their dogs out in their yards to bark all day long, so I’m trapped. I do not have a dog at present, but have had dogs all my life as constant companions, starting with a big beautiful 1/2 St. Bernard 1/2 Great Pyrenees, when my dog was way bigger than I was. So my objection is not to the dogs , but to careless owners. It really gets tiresome!

In school. or for that matter even at home, were you ever taught anything about what it means to be a human being on a planet revolving around a minor star? To be “planetary life” and wonder if there was any more humanity somewhere out there? Reading, writing and arithmetic. Nobody taught us about what it means to be human, did they? That one you have to learn on your own!

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