Friday, August 6, 2010

Random Musings

Brad has been out of town the last couple of nights and perhaps that is why I have been lying awake wondering about things I have and will have no answer to.  I hope that is it because he will be home tonight and I can stop trying to find answers in tea leaves.
  • My neighbor across the street pulled his own tooth for lack of health care / money and he listens to right wing radio that is typically against universal health care.
  • I am sad that all three of my births ended up in a hospital yet I know of people who were never able to carry a baby to term . . . I should be grateful not sad.
  • What is the point of a life?  In the end we just die.  Hopefully enjoy it a bit along the way . . . which can lead me to think that I wish I had a bigger house or lived in the country or someplace warmer.  Then I remember my friends in West Africa who have so few options in where they live or what they do.  They call the rainy season (the current season) the starving season since the old crop is running out and the new crop isn't in yet.
  • If everyone in the world lived as well as I did we would have very serious resource issues.
  • What are nano particles and genetically modified foods and wi-fi and cell towers going to do to our bodies / environment.  Perhaps the answer is "nothing much"
  • We need to have our house mitigated for radon.  I think.
  • Why do top movie stars make millions and top scientists make in the hundred's of thousands?
  • A homeless man got kicked out of a bakery I was at while he was eating a 7-11 hotdog.  I was reading about Chelsea Clinton's 3 million dollar wedding.
  • I have decided Sting's song Shape of My Heart is perfect for IVF . . . at least the first part: 

    He deals the cards as a meditation
    And those he plays never suspect
    He doesn't play for the money he wins
    He doesn't play for respect
    He deals the cards to find the answers
    The sacred geometry of chance
    The hidden law of a probable outcome
    The numbers lead a dance
  • Rewarding times and happy times can be different but are both important.  When you look back on events in life with fondness, are they more likely to be rewarding or happy?  
  • The odds of conceiving our first child the way we did were extremely low - virtually impossible. But we did and then he died.  How does that make sense?
  • 90% of us have had our real income go down in the last 40 years.  The top 1% income bracket has seen their income triple. Why don't the 90% of us unite and do something about it?
Life.  Human life.  I just don't get it.


Anonymous said...

Hey Kami...I thought I was the only person who thought of such random thoughts?!! Glad to know I am not alone...

battynurse said...

So true.
I don't know that there are ever any answers to all of the questions.

Sara said...

I don't get it either. Life is weird.

Leah and Maya said...

random thoughts and you even wrote them down. Why do people who plays sports get so much money? just craziness.

loribeth said...

I don't get it either. I don't have the answers, but they're good questions & it's important to keep asking them.