As I’ve mentioned in a previous post (This is that Post), I like to go up on the roof to think after a particularly rough day. From my vantage point atop the House on the Hill, I have a wonderful view of Downtown Bangor, my surrounding neighborhood, and the stars in the night sky.
Not long after taking refuge on the highest point on my property, I was joined by Gary the Gargoyle, who also enjoys reflecting in my quiet place. He’s the perfect partner for such an activity because he knows how to stay stone cold quiet when I need him to be.
Tonight, we just sat there, not a word passing between us, but a million deep thoughts rushing around inside our heads. Sometimes, I wish that I were a gargoyle and could simply fly away from the stress, or better yet, speed through the night sky and not have to worry about what was going on in the ever maddening world below me.
Even though I consider myself to be an advanced Deep Thinker, I still find myself utterly lost when it comes to trying to understand why people behave as they do. How can someone, during what has to be the happiest time of the year, go on a rampage and cause so much pain? Why would anyone ever think he had the right to drag complete innocents into his chaos? The world makes less sense to me by the day.
When people ask me why I moved to Maine, I never give them a straight answer. One of my favorite replies is that I was trying to get as far away from the crazy as possible without having to leave the continental United States.
Clearly, I did not travel far enough.
I love writing this blog because it allows me to escape into the ever enjoyable world of the Maine that exists in my imagination. Try as I might, however, I could not bring myself to write one of my silly posts tonight. I could not find the wormhole into my overactive imagination when my mind was so distracted.
So forgive me, Modern Philosophers, if I don’t bring laughter into your little outpost in the cyber world tonight. Instead, I’m bringing you some Deep Thoughts and encouraging you to put on your togas and ponder on life.
That I have a Gargoyle for company right now is a very comforting sign, as it means that the sadness of the day has not completely sapped me of my access to my great escape. I hope you all have your personal Gargoyle within reach right now. It’s always good to have something rock solid nearby when the world throws you for a loop.
I am going to say a prayer, let the stars remind me of the beauty still out there to be discovered, and then call the Girl Who Calms My Troubled Waters. Be well, my friends.