Seeing....

..... whew.... I'm just home from a lightning raid on the local McDonald's for hash browns and pancakes..... and while I can safely report that my mission was a complete success, I have to also note that the temperature gauge on the Audi read 17 degrees.... sure, it'll warm up nicely by noon, but still..... 17 degrees...... I absolutely love it....

.... sitting here now enjoying a gentle, cholesterol-induced state of happiness, you'd never know how cold it was outside my blogroom window just by looking.... there is no frost.... just clear blue sky and a slight breeze wiggling the last of the hanger-on leaves that were too stubborn to fall during the autumn..... a beautiful day, really.... that is, until you venture outside and realize that the 'light breeze' will cut straight through you like a bad Krystal burger after a night of neat Bushmills....

.... I kind of like that idea, you know?.... the idea that you can look out and see something, bring the weight of your mind to bear, make decisions, make assumptions, gather data, and then be completely wrong and misinformed once you actually experience first-hand what you had pictured so perfectly inside your head.... I guess it takes every single one of your senses to completely understand a thing..... and even then you'll probably still only get it halfway right....

by Eric on January 20, 2008 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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Perception changes with each sense employed.

Bullshitted by Jean on January 20, 2008 01:07 PM

I like that too except when it's a bitter arctic wind that provides the unknown variable. Still, we did get the snow so there was that. I found I enjoyed it.

Snowman at my place....

Bullshitted by Libby on January 20, 2008 02:43 PM

This again proves that Eric makes the worlds best analogies. I salute you sir.
:-D

Bullshitted by tommy on January 20, 2008 02:51 PM

ahh, a nice toasty 17 degrees, wish is was that warm here in Akron, OH, we have a nice even 0 degrees (or lower if your in the wind)

Bullshitted by miguelthemonkey on January 20, 2008 07:15 PM

Yeah, I agree. I'm halfway right when I say you ain't comin' up here to sleep in my garage where 17 degrees is... charity. Work on a truck in this shit, and you won't like it so much. Party on Wayne... enjoy them pancakes. Nector of the "plump" gods so they say. Ummm Ummm good now. Put some more syrup on them bastards boy... You do want it to be a rib-stickin' meal don't you?

Bullshitted by RedNeck on January 20, 2008 07:28 PM

Jean's got it pegged. Senses, presence... just being. And there's still things you can't know...

Although, as Tommy pointed out, you do make some great analogies. It make take a second while I refill, but I salute you, brother!

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on January 21, 2008 08:12 PM