I decided last week to write down some of the weird thoughts and ideas that cross my mind from day to day. I have titled the piece Under My Thinking Cap. I can think of no one with whom to share my abstract ideas other than the beautiful spirits on this forum. If you take the time to read when I post these thoughts, I ask that you challenge me so I get a different perspective on any given subject. My introductory paragraphs are below:
Since I entered my mid-life crisis back in 1983, I spent a great deal of time thinking about life as we know it on this planet. I think about why I am here and wonder if there is really some unknown plan for my life or if there is some deity that put me here for a purpose. I wonder about IT (God to some, Allah to some, Yahweh, Jehovah, or any of a myriad of other names to others). I wonder about truth and how it is defined. I wonder about gravity, electricity, magnetism, sunspots, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, droughts, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, asteroids, planets, galaxies, stars, black holes, novae, super-novae, binary stars, elements, molecules, atoms, sex, abstinence, animal nature, ids, egos, super-egos, infinity, infinitesimals, atmospheres, vacuums, sciences, occult sciences, philosophies, internal combustion engines, electric motors, all kinds of vehicles, dogs, cats, horses, and other animals, construction of the human body and how it manages to be a chemical factory more complex than anything man could conceive, diseases, injuries, or whatever. I also wonder about germs, bacteria, viruses, reptiles, mammals, fish, plankton, earthworms, wasps, hornets, honey bees, bumblebees, birds, dinosaurs, wind, ocean currents, beaver dams, American Indians, black people, white people, brown people, eskimos, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, cartoons, movies, actors, construction workers, judges, prostitutes, junkies, drug dealers, gay people, straight people, and just about any culture one can imagine. From this list, you should be able to ascertain that I spend a lot of time considering weird things. I thought about all the things I had considered this afternoon while I was driving by myself. It occurred to me that I should try to write down some of my thoughts over the past thirty years and see if it made any sense to me.
Obviously, with all the topics listed above, this will be a lengthy bit of meandering through my mind’s wasteland. Admittedly, I am a cynic when it comes to things of religion and spiritualism, but most of what I write on other topics won’t be cynical. I may share some of my ideas with my friends on the White Feather Forum, but even that is questionable. Whether this will ever be read by anyone else is a question I don’t have the answer to at this time. It may be so weird that I would be embarrassed to show it to anyone. Anyway, I’m going to do it and see what I come up with.