Anyhow, I mentioned a while back I was a fan of Home on the Range, Brigid's beautifully written blog. I'd like to do a shout-out to today's post, which is eloquent and deserves a read:
Part of what I do is being able to work in the absence of absolutely certainty. And lately, like many other things in life, events transpire to ensure I'm brought back to the reality that things change. Disaster strikes, and though my heart may be my own to give, my time is not. It's not just a job, it's a commitment I've made. I've learned that fate doesn't select only the stupid and the slow, it comes for all of us without a lot of preselection.Read the whole thing, by all means.
Or as the Tao Te Ching puts it: "Heaven and earth are inhumane; they view the myriad creatures as straw dogs".
Sit on your couch watching reality shows and ignore reality and there is a price. Fail to learn how to take care of yourself, your family, and you will soon find there will be a time when no one else will do it for you. Turn your nose up at hard, painstaking work because you are tired, cold, or not the type to get dirty, and you will soon know the meaning of "straw dogs".
We'll be filming with Stephen Hunter week after next for both SHOOTING GALLERY and DRTV...that will be Big Fun, to be sure.