Day 12 beginning with the winter solstice of 2021.
Today is the first day of the new solar year 2022. It is on this day that people living along the equator will see the star Sirius directly overhead. For everyone living in the northern hemisphere the star will be seen above the horizon in the middle of the sky, but not directly overhead. Unfortunately, those living in the southern hemisphere will not be able to see the star at all, and must trust the eyes of those who live in the north.
And yes, I apologize, the countdown was not really a count down; it was a count up, and if anyone was confused by the direction of the count, you are welcome to demand further apology on my part. Simply, before I could count down properly, I needed to be able to count up to the point from which I wished to count down. And, the word countup has yet to appear in any of my dictionaries.
Next year you will experience a true countdown. I promise. And, I have yet to become a politician, although this could change very soon.
So, without further à dieu, please allow me to wish everyone a sagacious and salutary Happy (Solar) New Year!
ps. Now, if anyone would like to travel from the south to the north and back again and can pay his or her own way, I would be happy to put him or her up for a night to see the star of Sirius somewhere in the middle of the north sky. Just make sure that you come across the border legally, as I do not want ICE knocking on my door and accusing me of harboring an illegal alien.
This, by the way, is not a “JAB” against ICE, for they do exactly what our government is suppose to do when given a chance to do their job properly and are not hindered by the small minds in Congress who are cluttering our streets with addicted junkies fed by cross-border drug traffickers.
Then too, I live in a “BLUE” state — one of those whose government officials cater to the wealthy, and believe that our nation’s producers should feed, clothe, and shelter all of world’s criminals and other non-producers — including those at the top who tend to the little minds of those who fill the halls of our Congress and our respective State legislatures, county boards, and city councils.
In the end, the “woke” still have something to teach those of us who have yet to awaken. Unfortunately, it is not the lesson that the “woke” want us to learn; rather, it is the lesson that we all should have learned before the “woke” awakened us. Our government and our market place have been corrupted by counterfeit currency (soft money), and we need to put an end to it.
Check it out! Ave Verum at Substack!
Life is full of surprises. Still, you can quit at anytime, if you have grown weary of their outcome. For, after all, survival is but a first step; it is a primitive instinct that does not distinguish us, humans, from other animals. Accordingly, if it is all that you can achieve in life, do not be surprised that others treat you like an ordinary animal. Alas, if it is all there is left, and you have grown weary, it is good justification to depart.
Before you go, however, look deep inside and determine if you are not the cause of your own demise. For, in the end, society owes you nothing, and even your parents are likely to forsake you, if you have not been grateful. Have you said thanks for all that you have received, and have you given in return for all that you have taken?
John F. Kennedy once stated "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country". Obviously, he was not thinking of taxes, but the help that he would require to become an effective president. Little that is great can be achieved alone. Then too, it takes great leaders to motivate society and move it forward in a manner that will pave the way to a better tomorrow. The world is in need of good leaders. Maybe you are one of them in disguise.
Indeed, no one owes you a living, but if people see you struggling they are apt to lend a hand. Just do not be afraid to reach out. And, do not quit, if nothing is given in return. For, many people simply do not care, and you must not let them get you down.
You have a right to your own life and the pursuit of your own happiness, so do not be afraid to claim what is yours. Just do not take what belongs to others, if it not without their permission or obtained in fair competition. And, cry out when you have been cheated, but only if there is something to be gained from your cries, for few people like a cry-baby. Be judicious, strategic, and select your battles wisely. Do not waste your time with trivial injustices, for we all make errors, and we are all, therefore, subject to the injustice of others.
It is the very thought of exercising my freedom of last resort that keeps me alive, for it is the comfort that I can put an end to my suffering at any time that allows me to endure enormous pain. It is what gives me the courage to fight for what is right without fear of losing. It is a powerful freedom that you should never surrender!
Just do not make pain your goal, or you will surely finish a loser. Then too, never place pleasure over goodness and know to distinguish between the two.
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