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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