Monday, March 6, 2017

56. On Socrates and Sharknado

“Every time I walk by, you’re staring at the computer,” Gerry said, stopping in my doorway at the end of the next day.  “Doing some serious reading?”

I said, “This morning it was opioid addiction research studies. So yes, serious stuff.   In the afternoon I was looking for a quote. I ended up reading some of the great philosophers.   More serious reading – some of it was a little hard to follow.”

“See that’s why I think you recovered. You’re a serious guy.  I’m not sure I have that in me.”

I laughed. “With any luck, my son will be done with his homework when I get home.  We will watch as mindless a movie as we can find.  Something with flying sharks, or zombie zoo animals.  Anything with no message, moral, or serious plot.  I think recovery is about balance.   I read a lot. To balance it out I’m gonna watch something like the fourth installment of Sharknado.” 

Today I will look for balance,
and carry and umbrella and shark repellent, just in case.

Needles Not For Knitting is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

Needles Not For Knitting (c) 2017 by Ken Montrose

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