Dr. Quigley quotes Robinson Jeffers, “…take a walk, for instance, and admire the landscape: that is better than killing one’s brother in war or trying to be superior to one’s neighbor in time of peace. We could dig our gardens…We could, according to our abilities, give ourselves to science or art; not to impress somebody, but for the love of the beauty each discloses. We could even be quiet occasionally…”
Better than killing, so many alternatives. I chose writing. But still something needs to get me out of the chair. Used to be handball, tennis, baseball, now I do as Jeffers suggests. I take a walk.
Waking up from a nap, I tried to remember a time when I didn’t take naps. When I worked in business I took naps.
Mostly when I traveled. Flying United Airlines provided a fabulous time to take a nap. I didn’t need a long one, twenty minutes did it. It still does it.
Whatever life I have in the present always seems so normal. Life like its always been.
For example, I am confident I never lived without an iPad or iPhone. Well, that may change now.
I plan to get a Fire Phone from Amazon. It depends only on AT&T. The last time they were the “provider” they couldn’t provide coverage where we live.
Important now that we no longer have a land line. Did we ever?
I wonder if in ten years the younger crowd will any more know what a land line is than they will a group called The Supremes. You know them, right?
Oliver Davies said that Thomas Aquinas wrote about truth as the “harmony of being with intellect” and goodness as the “harmony of being with appetite.” It derives from “one being’s harmony with another.”
Which do you find more difficult? Being in harmony with another’s intellect or goodness? I enjoy the debate of intellect and fruit of goodness. They are both actions for me. They are my “doing something” as when someone is praised for always doing something.