The Random Comic Strip

The Random Comic Strip

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.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Memorializing



As we age, our memory becomes spotty. Especially short-term, it seems. I often find myself wondering what I had just planned to do. The other day, for instance, I clicked open my browser and then drew a blank as to why. And it's odd that I can remember that feeling and no longer know what I was about to do... And yet it came to me what it was that I intended to do but now I have forgotten that.

This is why this particular Pickles comic strip seemed so poignant.



Back during my not-yet-retired years, I had a supervisor in his fifties who would invariably forget what he had left the room to do. This happened so often that we began to suspect his mind was being "wiped" by passing through the metal framed doorway.

Because my mother suffered from Alzheimer's, I fear it. This makes me worry every time something slips my mind. And so, I fall back on this:

If you forget where you put the keys to your car, that's no big deal. But if you forget you own a car, you are in big trouble.


2 comments:

Tom Sightings said...

Hah, good point and I love the comic strip. But there's one more thing that needs to be said. It's very important. It is, uh ... er ... ah ... well, you know ...

Douglas said...

I am reminded that there are three things you lose with age: Memory.... and I forget the other two...