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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Nothing Today, Move Along Please

I just thought you all ought to know, I am not posting anything today. It's not because I am too busy. I am, after all, just sitting here playing various games on the computer and listening to the radio. No, it's because I have nothing to say today.

I get this way after visiting with my aunt. She's 92 (a fact she brings up as often as possible) and she's very independent. Except when realizes she is all alone and no one has been visiting and my sister (who is allegedly watching over her but cannot right now due to the fact that she's laid up for a few weeks). So I get a call the other day from Aunt Grace. She's worried, she says, because two elderly women living alone nearby have recently been murdered. She wants a ride back to her old home in Naples (more on this home later).

Never mind that no one in Sebring has been murdered in several months. Possibly not in the last year, I am not sure. In any case, I checked. I searched news reports for any killings of any kind. And found, of course, nothing. I knew my sister was laid up so it was obviously up to me to go ease her concerns. I said I would get back with her.

I called my sister and let her know about the situation. With great concern in her voice, she whined about her own problems and thought perhaps Grace's county nurse friend in Naples would come up and get her. Though, of course, she had not ever actually contacted Kitty (this is the Nurse's name... really) about this.

I would have loved to take her to Naples to live in her old house... except it really is an old house. It is practically falling down. I am not sure it has water. I know the roof was leaking at one time. There are windows that are broken, screens that are torn, and trash throughout the house. There are peacocks, wild ones, that have taken up residence in the (formerly) screened front porch. They could probably get into the house but likely choose not to.

I would not allow my worst enemy to live in that house. Ever.

So, I contacted Kitty and discussed the prospect with her. Explained about my sister's incapacity. Did she have someplace for Grace to stay? I knew Kitty had some apartments she rented out. I knew that Kitty seemed to like Grace. I knew that Grace did like Kitty.

Kitty will be up Sunday to take Grace to Naples. It will be for the best. In the meantime, I will visit Grace each day and see that she has at least breakfast or lunch. I will listen to her tell me about her late son, her super-intelligent late husband, how my sister is laid up and cannot visit and how alone she feels and scared that she's been abandoned.

So, you can see that I have nothing to write about and too much to do.

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3 comments:

Butler and Bagman said...

Whew! It's a good thing you had nothing to say because if you actually had something to say, I'd still be reading instead of taking this opportunity to let you know that I can't think of a single comment to make about it.

Neo said...

So we call this "nothing" hmmmmm
how much space can nothing really take? If this is nothing I look forward to when you really do have something to write. :)

Butler and Bagman said...

Whew! It's a good thing you had nothing to say because if you actually had something to say, I'd still be reading instead of taking this opportunity to let you know that I can't think of a single comment to make about it.