In parts. And pieces.

“Some people, when they do someone a favor, are always looking for a chance to call it in. And some aren’t, but they’re still aware of it-still regard it as a debt. But others don’t even do that. They’re like a vine that produces grapes without looking for anything in return.

  • A horse at the end of the race…
  • A dog when the hunt is over…
  • A bee when its honey is stored…
  • And a human being after helping others.
  • They don’t make a fuss about it. They just go on to something else, as the vine looks forward to bearing fruit again in season.
    We should all be like that. Acting unconsciously.
    -Yes. Except conscious of it. Because it’s characteristic of social beings that they see themselves as acting socially. And expect that their neighbors see it too!
    That’s true. But you’re misunderstanding me. You’ll wind up like the people I mentioned before, misled by plausible reasoning. But if you make an effort to understand what I’m saying, then you won’t need to worry about neglecting your social duty.”
    Marcus Aurelius: Meditations, Book V, Verse 6

    Musical interlude:
    Mount Saint Helens, or whatever the name is, that was visible out the port side of the plane, just as Jimmy Buffett cycled up on the little iPod, “Volcano,” right, and we’re going to do a conga line in the aisle.

    “Indifference to external events.
    And commitment to justice in your own acts.
    Which means thoughts and actions resulting in the common good.
    What you were born to do.”.”
    Marcus Aurelius: Meditations, Book IX, Chapter 32

    A better musical note?
    Perfect for Seattle and its environs? “This is Radio Clash.”

    Fitting In:
    Rent car this time: a Hybrid. A Prius. Talk about fitting in. Well, everyone else in the family has one, not like it’s a stretch or anything, but I have driven them. But as a driving note, just for the local folks, when a siren on an emergency vehicle sounds, get out of the way, the next life they save may be yours.

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