Mild Delusions

Today the challenge will to come up with something that resembles a rational thought. It is a pity that it this way. There is so much on my mind that I could talk about.

I know this is so because I spent most of last night thinking about it while I was trying to sleep.

For example, I spent considerable time pondering the beginning of Yeats poem “The Second Coming”. You know, the part where it says….

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

I say “you know”, like I have the poem perfectly memorized. But while I had the first line of the poem remembered perfectly correct, I misremembered the second line. This is the problem with thinking about things in the middle of the night, there is no good way to check up on things. If I had, I would have realized that the lines from poem that read….

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

Were more germane to the point I was wondering about. See at the time I was thinking of this passage from Matthew…

27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

See, last night I had this dim memory of being convinced at some previous point in the past that Yeats was referencing this passage, but I could not remember the verse in question. So I was trying to remember if I had thought the reference was to the falcon.

This is the problem one has when one does not write down one’s thoughts. One is constantly being forced to reinvent the wheel.

On the plus side, it keeps you from being bored when you can’t sleep because of a bad head cold.

One Response to “Mild Delusions”

  1. Chickenman says:

    Try to make your delusions at least Grand. Grand Supreme is better.

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