Sunday, February 15, 2009
Like A Rolling Stone...
I’ve been busy this past little while trying to get my life in order - or, at least, organized and on track. (And not because of any premonition as to my imminent demise.)
But, honestly, can one ever really accomplish such a task? And “the task” is usually composed of numerous little ones.
While there’s satisfaction to be found in making the attempt (and sometimes you have no choice but to make such an attempt) more often than not I feel like Sisyphus – that figure in Greek mythology. He was the one condemned for eternity to push a rock or boulder up a mountain only to have it roll down again.
And while my efforts don’t seem quite as meaningless or futile (they better not be!), still, the boulder can be bloody heavy. And even if I did manage to get the damn thing to the top of the mountain and make it stay, there are always plenty more boulders waiting to be lugged up the mountain again.
(Am I making any sense???)
Of course, the alternative is having no boulders to deal with at all. And that would make for a pretty dull life.
Perhaps having one’s life in order is not all it’s cracked up to be. Living with a bit of uncertainty and chaos can’t be all bad. Can it? It’s definitely never dull.