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- August 2nd, 5:45
I read an article on my friend's list about how the point of life is to cherish the experience as it happens. He's right, but incomplete -- that's an important part of life, and one I haven't been as good at as I could, and it's good for me to learn that lesson. It's also-and-separately good to build towards a more-alive future. The writer denies this, because a few years ago his daughter died. I can see how this would make him bitter, and how that bitterness could lead him to deny the more-alive future. My sons are alive, and this gives me gladness -- but I like to think I could help build it even if they died, or, as is more likely, refuse to reproduce themselves.
Some other time it'd be good for me to work that out in detail. Right now, I'm just trying to work out *today*.
Need to hold weekly meeting for the boys, and as part of that plan out my own week. Need to write to Alex-and-anna again, and Jamie, and make a dish for this afternoon's potluck, and clean out my name inbox, see what I need to respond to there, and respond to it. If I get done with all that, would also be good to clean my room, and make plans for getting a new one, but that's bonus.
Main obstacle is dealing with housemate Michael. He's being aggressive about being a jerk. But he's also not awake now, so I don't need to deal with him *now*, and I don't need to borrow trouble. While he's awake, I can put him off, bridle my fury, and get back to work.
<B>Edit:</B> Okay, I've gotten my name inbox cleared out and responses written, and have discovered that the Right to the City meeting has been rescheduled from next week to today. I've canceled attending at the poly potluck picnic and sent my regrets; I can take the dish I was going to prepare for them to the RttC meeting, instead. Now to write those other two letters.