Friday, December 30, 2016


"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that has nothing to do with you, This storm is you. Something inside you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up the sky like pulverized bones."
- Haruki Murakami

 "The joke was thinking you were ever really in charge of your life. You pressed your oar down into the water to direct the canoe, but it was the current that shot you through the rapids. You just hung on and hoped not to hit a rock or a whirlpool."
- Scott Turow


  1. Murakami says it very eloquently. "Wherever you go, there you are."

    It amazes me that with so much concern for Mother Earth and the work and investment needed to reclaim our home, others think the future for mankind lies in migrating to other worlds, e.g. Mars.

    The drive is not so much the "science" of it but the greed factor of untold riches which is exactly how the first explorers of the new world saw their mandate. It was not so much to learn about new things as it was to loot and pillage the booty that would be found. And the "hook" for the explorers was "gold."

    People will never learn, never be content, satisfied with the beauty and wonder of the world around them. And when others to make it to new worlds, they will find that aside from new perils of trying to exist in a foreign world, there we are again ... man at his best and his worst and everything in between. Just like being home in the first place.

  2. I couldn't agree more, LetsPlay. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, always appreciated!