Something Else That’s Weird But True

“Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship—be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles—is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.”
― David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Then and now, the view of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge from the Continental Bridge Park

December 23, 2014 – Time Gaines Momentum

View of the Trinity River and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge from the Continental Bridge Park, Dallas, Texas

View of the Trinity River and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge from the Continental Bridge Park, Dallas, Texas

May 17, 2015

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Trinity River Flood Stage, Dallas, Texas

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Trinity River Flood Stage, Dallas, Texas

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One response to “Something Else That’s Weird But True

  1. News tonight said the rains in Dallas and the flooded Trinity make it down to Houston and help to cause flooding here. Great pictures for comparison, Bill. Even trucks going across.

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