Well well well. Two days ago, I had 48 views on this here blog page. Yesterday? Twenty less! What will today bring? Well at this rate, who can even say!
I heard a really interesting interview on NPR today with some whiny author, and I tuned in right at the moment where the anchor said something like “You won’t find any atheists in foxholes!” I mean, I’ve done my fair share of atheistic dabbling, and I’ve always cared for foxes, so I’m not so sure what of this is about. But anyway, the anchor brings up that the author has begged the question “Why me?” in some of his writing, specifically about his getting cancer.
And the author says something like, “Well the writer Emily Whoever summed it up best when she said, ‘Why NOT me?'” And goes on to make the point that the universe is [word I didn’t know] and doesn’t care about us. It’s chaotic. And the fact that we’re born in a country where we don’t have to make sneakers for a living or live next to a toxic waste dump doesn’t mean we get to win all the time. Just by the very nature of the chips falling where they may. Things are chaotic, and if bad things are going to happen every so often, then yeah, why NOT you (or me)?
Is this enough to momentarily quell my bitching over this drastic dip in readership? Sure. But let’s look at who’s pulling whose weight around here, and who isn’t. I’ll pin the blame tail on the donkey, I will. And that donkey, reader, well he’s you.
(For those of you upon whom much is lost, this is jus’a’joke.)