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Archive for August 12th, 2021

Distraction



GC Myers- Waiting For the Fire  2002



The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion.

–Malcolm de Chazal



I had a whole thing I meant to write here this morning but August, my annual nemesis with its heat and anxiety, has stripped me of my willpower to do so. I am distracted and sapped of energy this morning.

So, I guess the quote I was going to use fits anyway.

By the way, Malcolm de Chazal was a writer and painter from the African island nation of Mauritius, which is east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It is a former colonial outpost that now has a highly diverse ethnic mix, a high income economy, and is a welfare state with universal health care, free education and free public transportation. It is considered one of the best economies and the most peaceful of the African nations. Just so you know.

Anyway, I am shucking my earlier plans for this post and just playing a song. It’s Who By Fire from the late Leonard Cohen. Goes with the painting.



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