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It was inevitable

July 8, 2021

I’m not sure I believe in destiny. I’m also not sure I believe in free will. I know I don’t believe in pro-wrestling and I’m pretty sure I don’t believe the Minnesota Twins will ever have another successful season with their current management and coaching staff.

I’m not sure what I believe in. And that’s maybe not a good thing.

I think I might believe love is fate. Or am I cynical and think it might be fateful?

"He woke up, the room was bare,
he didn’t see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn’t care, pushed the window open wide.
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate,
brought on by a simple twist of fate." - Bob Dylan, Simple Twist of Fate

Action and result, cause and effect. I like that. Like negative thoughts or deeds creates negativity in the body and in one’s life. Loving thoughts and deeds create positivity in the body and in one’s life. Yes, I like that. Is that fate?

I have no idea what any of it means. I’m not a philosopher, I just like to think a lot.

Charles Bukowski was a little more pragmatic in his view of destiny. From his poem, “The Poetry Reading“.

I quit, that's it, I'm finished.
And later in my room there's scotch and beer:
the blood of a coward.
This then will be my destiny:
scrabbling for pennies in tiny dark halls,
reading poems I have long since become tired of. - Charles Bukowski, The Poetry Reading

Speaking of philosophy, I’ve never read anything about Karl Marx but I know he was a philosopher. And it bothers me that he gets so much attention while his sister, Anya, is totally ignored. As the inventor of the starting pistol I think she deserves much greater recognition.

As does Groucho Marx, my favorite philosopher. “If you speak when angry, you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 8, 2021 11:17 pm

    I’ve followed G. Marx’s advice one time too many.

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