I find that my own attempts at Explanations of irrational acts are generally based on my ideas of rational thinking. . . and this process never ever, never, produces anything useful or meaningful as Explanations Irrational minds -- even those operating temporarily in the irrational sphere -- engage in ideas and acts that, by definition, cannot fit into any rational Explanations.
For a bit of comfort, then, I resort to the things in my life that -- yes -- do have Explanations.
Baby Afghans -- I scrapped one idea for a second one. I didn't like that one so I dumped it, too. Finally settled on this.
|Explanations -- didn't like the way the two crochet patterns|
were working up in the yarn; I wasn't enjoying the crochet;
I was collecting some awful RSS (repetitive stress
syndrome) in my lower arms.
|Explanations -- didn't like the color combinations and so|
it wasn't much fun to continue. On the plus side --
I was using up stash, but so is the final selection above.
I can also partially explain the WRT (waiting room time) I experienced today before, during and after a glaucoma laser procedure. Explanations certainly help us understand; acceptance is harder. The entire morning was spent on the road, in a chair, waiting, waiting, waiting.
The procedure itself took all of 10 minutes. It takes lots more detail to provide Explanations.
- Files didn't get transferred.
- Outcome after laser wasn't what any of us expected.
- Wait time is required in between procedure and pressure testing.
- Traffic was awful going and returning.
Explanations -- we will all want something to help us understand what happened in Aurora. We will want a tidy package that says "Oh, it was because of A, B and C."
However, sometimes the best Explanation is "Who the hell knows what causes brain synapses to fire the way they do?"
I'll be knitting -- I can find Explanations for my knitting choices.
|Great set of patterns.|
That six-year old who died was also adorable. No Explanations.