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I’ve been living in a bubble for the last few days. I have no power, no batteries, no knowledge… I don’t know how I would know if or when the world is or was ending “not that I care” if not for the internet. The sad part is that youtube is a more reliable source of news than the national networks.
Living in the dark I don’t have to know about the fiscal “fictitious” cliff I don’t have to hear or know about the tragedy’s occurring all around my city, state, nation, and world. Without electricity no world exists outside my range of sight, sound, and touch. I live in a safe little world where nothing bad ever happens and there is no evil. I sleep from dusk to dawn, during daylight hours I preform the simple tasks of maintaining and upgrading the boat, feeding and exercising Chloe and taking care of myself, nothing else exists. Life is simple and sweet, they say ignorance is bliss and I would agree if I knew any better.
“In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented, where everything is measured according to the results and we get caught up in being more and more active to generate results. In the East — especially in India — I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under a banyan tree for half a day chatting to each other. We Westerners would probably call that wasting time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love. The success of love is in the loving — it is not in the result of loving. ”
~Mother Teresa, A Simple Path
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”