I am having a cynical day today. I am uninspired as to a post. Why bother anyhow? Here I am pondering the great question about whether to finally write my “Magenta Drier Lint” post or publish a photo of a squirrel enjoying a meal at my squirrel-proof bird feeder.
There are wars and massacres and horrible things happening everywhere. Shouldn’t I write about that? Am I going to change the world through magenta drier lint?
I guess humans can only absorb so much negativity before the urge to escape it kicks in. Perhaps that is where my blog fits into the grand scheme of the universe.
No one really cares what color my drier lint is today (and if you do, you have even less of a life than me!), but in the minute or two that it takes to read about my drier lint we can temporarily forget the woes of the world. Drier lint connects us all. It is a commonality. A banality. A comfort that drier lint still exists for all of us amidst violence and chaos.
As my husband (who rarely reads my blog) said the other day upon reading my recent Sea Monkey post: “No wonder you are taking the universe by storm!” Well, as you can imagine, he was being a tad sarcastic.
I am not exactly taking the universe, the planet, the blogosphere, my town, or anyplace else (except maybe my laundry room) by storm. However, I guess I would like to think that it is somehow possible to change the world, one magenta fluff ball at a time.
PS. Not to disappoint my vast public (all three of you), but the great “Magenta Drier Lint” post will have to wait until a more inspired day. So stay tuned!
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