Message Of The Day

Sun, 19 Dec 2004

06:49 [zork(~)] cat RollingStones.txt

You can't always get what you want...

The more I think about it the more I feel that the Rolling Stones came up with the wrong lyrics. It should be "You find sometimes that you can't get what you want but you can always get what you need" (yes, I know it wouldn't scan). The main trigger for contemplating this was realising that I am both waaay too impatient and waaay too determined to take care of everything myself. No matter how many times it is proven to me that letting go leads to better things I'll still want to dictate my future. I had this demonstrated to me again when after a couple of weeks of fretting I gave up out of shear despair and was then contacted by a friend whom I had given up hope of hearing from. Now someone up there is laughing at me I am sure.

Anyway, I am heading back to Yoorp tomorrow instead of Wednesday as I need to be there to attend a funeral. The passing was not a surprise, but it was a little earlier than expected. I had seen my aunt at the recent Irish wedding and she seemed in pretty good form at the time. Things happened very quickly after that. Today I interspersed performing pre-trip housework with watching a couple of fillums selected (I thought) at random. They were Beautiful Mind and Pi. I linked the two of them by their mathematics theme but had more or less forgotten (for some reason) the mental illness link. Then I realised that both films made use of a game of Go at key points.

So, happy holidays one and all. Have a Cool Yule and I'll be back in '05.

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