Archive for September 14th, 2018

Sex brought death

Sex brought death; gardens brought old people.

:- Doug.

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Better at puzzles

Who’s better at puzzles: children, adults, elders? Elders are themselves a puzzle: their very existence asks What now? More tellingly, What next?

:- Doug.

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To whom contribute?

We have added 30 years; we have scattered our adult children: to whom will we contribute and what?

:- Doug.

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Too sick and weak

We were hunter-gatherers following the seasons and food. So we left behind those too sick and weak to keep up. We became farmers, had much food and shelter. So we took care for these. Now we are mobile, scattered. So…what?

:- Doug.

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To wish not to be a burden

To wish to not be a burden on your children is at root selfish. For will you be abandoned if you are too much burden? Yet your son’s soul goes out to you and your daughter needs to mother you. Your selfishness denies them their hearts.

:- Doug.

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