Angry Robot

to better months

I had a near-Newton moment just now. There is a crab apple tree out front of my house. I was sitting under it on my stoop, and a little apple fell and missed my head by about an inch.

Does this augur a massive flash of insight? Fuck, I hope so. I have been desperately searching for meaning in everyday things these days. I was locked out of my apartment yesterday; when I stopped at a convenience store a woman was having backup keys made. Yes, I thought, I should have done that. Thank you, Gods of Irony.

The I Ching had this to say:

Mountains standing close together:
The image of Keeping Still.
Thus the superior man
Does not permit his thoughts
To go beyond his situation.

There have been better months. Here’s to the next.