9 Dec 2012 - Other thoughts
By Parson Thru
There seems to be a clear-out of a generation going on this year, as the notables are swept from middle nostalgia to history. The body-count for 2012 includes some interesting names.
Maybe it is just a mood, my attention being drawn to a process that runs like a conveyor pouring coal into the furnace of a power station, day after day, year on year, pouring countless souls into the fire, with notables mingling with the rest.
School-teachers and training sergeants know a thing or two. The human mind needs to he kept busy and provided with routine, otherwise it begins to free-wheel on half-memories, attempting to attach meaning to them until it becomes lost, as in a dream. For many of us, though, this is a state that we are drawn to.