10.16.2020 – rationality?

rationality?
thinking as small children think
thoughts can change outcome

Adapted from a passage in The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion where she writes, “… there had been occasions on which I was incapable of thinking rationally. Thinking as small children think
as if my thoughts or wishes had the power to reverse the narrative, change the outcome
.”

Incapable of thinking rationally.

Thinking as small children think.

As if my thoughts or wishes had the power to reverse the narrative,

Change the outcome.

The author and the poet and the writer all at some point come to feel the impact of the one way passage of time.

As history writes its narrative, other paths can be imagined but it gets harder and harder to see how things could have turned out differently.

From the want of the nail, the shoe was last … yadda, yadda, yaddda.

Kids, children have nothing but time.

All options are open.

All possibilities are possible.

Thinking like a grown up, so called, is to think rationally.

Accept the narrative.

Accept the outcome.

Makes me want to scream OH GO ONE.

If that’s rationality.

If that’s the price of being a grown up.

You can have it.

The funny thing about the narrative of history and its outcome, no matter how much its path might be hinted at, you can’t read about until tomorrow.

And tomorrow never comes.

All options ARE open.

All possibilities ARE possible.

What to do faced with such a wondrous world of irrationality?

For myself, I am going to go to the beach.

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