Monday, March 31, 2008

Not So Scared After All (Sky Is Falling Part 2)

OK so maybe the sky's not falling. I don't believe we'll be living in cardboard boxes any time soon. It's too cold up here for that. I don't think the world economy is going to collapse either, that's a wee bit dramatic. The paranoia of a pending doom is benefiting me though. As Mrs. Pilgrim and I move to live a simpler life I'm finding I'm much happier. The less TV I watch, limited to a few dozen laps of NA(p)SCAR and coming to a TV near you in April.....BASE-A-BALL.... the more time I have for other things. The more I try to live with what I have, the less preoccupied I am with getting more stuff. Cutting down on tube time and techno lust frees up more space in my head and calendar for nicer things, like playing with cars on the floor with the wee ones or siting in a cafe for a couple of hours with my oldest getting caught up and planning a book about some pretty exciting events and lessons that the young fella has learned.

No I don't think the sky is falling. I think that maybe the world, like water, is seeking it's own level. The balance is off and the free market is seeking to right itself. The only thing that can come of that Hobbesian phenomena is good.

The only thing falling from the sky right now is snow and plenty of it, over 13 feet since December 1. I'm good with that because it's going to be April soon and that means new birth is around the corner. Blossoms and beautiful green grass. Young deer running through the pastures and trees full of leaves. Gray and white will turn to green and blue.
Life is grand.



kasper794 said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Now if I can get my head together and beat this flippin depression I would be better off. I am looking so forward to spring so I can go camping again!!!

MyKidsMom said...

I totally agree with you on this; there is way too much panic talk going may have noticed how good we are in pushing that here in the United States?

And isn't it amazing how much a family can do when they're not planted in front of the television for hours at a time..another thing we're known for here in the states.

Mantle said...

Hi Pilgrim

May be a bit early to tell but there is a good chance I will be back to writing more frequently at my blog. We shall see...

Sindi said...

I have been catching up on reading your posts and this one really touches me. I too had stopped watching Tv as of last year. I was crying a lot because of seeing all the bad this going on in the world today so I just decided to stop. I still watch a show with the DH when he ashs but not to often.

I have been spending more time with friends and family.I am reading more books and playing board games. I don't know if it a what you would call maturing or finding my inner child but I too like the effect.