I was half snoozing last night waiting for daddy to come home. I was worried about the drive from DC in rush hour traffic, in the rain. Half of me was literally giddy at the thought of seeing him and the other half of me was worried to death and flogging myself [emotionally that is] for being so selfish that I wanted him home even though I was putting him through the misery of that drive.
Momma must have been going through the same stuff, but her nervous energy is discharged in weird ways. She has this thing where every single appliance we own in engaged in "getting something done". So from the dishwasher, to the washing machine, to the vacuum, everything is going with the TV on the weather channel. She has to spin herself into full exhaustion.
She left her I pad on open to the IM window, cell phone at her side, and occasionally she followed Facebook, that is until what the Vick... that whole conversation was brought up again...
Subway and Nike, really????? GAG ME without a spoon.
Well, this started me thinking. The biggest difference between two leggeds and four leggeds is that two leggeds are trapped in the belief that money can buy you everything you could possibly want. Listen up humans, I am now going to spill the beans, punch a hole in your belief system, try and re set your reality... Let's start with the basic. MONEY is nothing but dirty paper. It's value is arbitrarily assigned and while it functions to maintain the economic system [I know that is arguable, but hey anything that is artificial and has arbitrary value.... is limited ....] OK let me illustrate my point further. What if you woke up one morning and money was no longer the economically accepted trading medium. What if the only things now "worth" something were monopoly pieces. Each piece would now be worth a defined value. Starting with the Scotty dog piece now worth the lowest denomination, [just because it is not a Bichon]. The top hat would be worth the highest denomination... You get the idea. Imagine that now you would be walking around in pursuit of the mighty top hat. Get it?
The point to all this discussion is that money is very limited in what it can buy. In fact, anything of real value.... money can't buy.
Like, for example.... health, happiness, self reliance, creativity, peace of mind, generosity, love, patience, a sense of humor, contentment, gratitude, joy, compassion, true friendship, good character, insight, emotional stability, purpose, a loving family, empathy, respect, integrity, self esteem, courage, admiration, time, self fulfillment, charm, wisdom, true love, reputation,
doggy treats ,forgiveness, trust...
Think about it... can you ever be happy without any one of those?
So... what the Vick is the point of spending a bunch of money to hire an advertising agency to "clean up" your image and re- invent you, when money can't buy any of the things needed for a new you? Subway and Nike, now that you have shot yourself in your foot [or footlong] sort of speak, do you think that this serves as atonement for the atrocities committed by your new spokesperson?
Some things that money can't buy... MUST BE EARNED.
Anyway, this kept my head busy until daddy came home. And by the way the picture is of my Wendy being kissed, because she has my unconditional love, for now and for ever. And money could not buy that!