And so we had an election and at least some people (who shall remain nameless) apparently still think we are still having one. Well, we knew Trumpty Dumpty was the ultimate disruptor. You would think that maybe — just this once — he’d go out like a real man, but nope. Not on your life. He is who he was and will be until his diet and weight and inability to cope with loss catch up with him. I’m just glad he won’t be on my television every night any more. Now, if the vaccine is a reality — and we can actually GET some — maybe we can get back to living.
And so for this week, we have questions. Life is a giant question mark and these are just little dots along the margins. Which makes them a lot more fun than serious “What is the point of life?” kind of questions. Does anyone our age still agonize over that stuff? I sure hope not. All that does is lead to agony and gloom. Cheer up, at least for a while. There’s a lot of bad stuff coming our way. Rejoice while we are able!!
Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
I always think I’m going to like surprises but usually, I don’t. They are rarely surprising in a positive way. The last surprise was the sudden and completely unexpected death of one of my best and oldest friends. I could do forever without that particular surprise.
What’s your favorite zoo animal?
I don’t like zoos, mostly, though some are much better than others. I always liked the sea lions in the Central Park Zoo. They threw the ball and people hurried to get it.
What three things do you think of the most each day?
Some of my ailing friends who are far away and about whom I worry. My health, Garry’s health, my son’s health, and how to get some of the white dog hair off at least SOME of my clothing. This last question is a question to which no answer will ever come because that white dog hair will NEVER go away. It’s the condiment of life.
‘Deep’ Question: When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?
Probably yes, but I’m not the one who’s going to do it. I do not think I’m capable of killing anyone. I would be pondering it while whoever was under lethal consideration was casually getting ready to kill me. Bang, I’M dead.
Trump lost. Not everyone I wanted to lose lost, but at least Orange Head lost and hey, let’s be happy. We have earned a little happy, don’t you think? Also, thank for this long and glorious autumn. It has been several years since we had a good one — and this was a GREAT one! Today, most of the leaves fell off the trees, or at least most of them. The oak leaves are still up and will be probably another couple of weeks, but all the rest of the trees are bare.
We had our season. Thank you.