Friday, February 27, 2009
zen and the art of being wrong
So on my daily Zen calendar today (yes, yes, I realize it's trite to think you can gain spiritual or philosophical guidance from a freaking calendar, but still...) I came across this:
We would rather be ruined than changed,
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.
Wow. My first thought was that, yes, we all have illusions we would rather cling to than face certain realities. I guess that's just one of the blessings/curses of having these damn big brains.
My second thought, because i have slowly been easing my way back into political reading/watching despite the toxicity of it all, was: Hello, Republicans! Here's a good example from kos. Their site won't let me copy and paste the weekly approval rating poll they have there, but Obama's approval rating is 71% favorable, 25 unfavorable. Congressional Republicans: 17% favorable, 68% unfavorable.
Keep up the good work, guys! We can't wait to see a Palin/Jindal ticket for 2012!