Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A thought for the day...

Regarding last night's post...I read this passage from J. N. Williamson's Dont Take Away the Light and felt like I was reading a description of my very own self...

 "....he only wanted a hamburger now and then, Lum 'n' Abner and Jack Benny on the radio, Casper Milquetoast in the funny papers, a job that paid enough, somewhere to sleep, his family, and a nice Christmas.  Fancy ideas and beliefs - conquering the world - disease that came out of new medical books...they were for some other ordinary Joe, not Wimp Niles Hivereve.

And wanting what he wanted, Niles realized then, made him everyone's enemy during times like this. Regardless of how much he minded his own business, or how hard he worked."

Of course, the wrinkle being that as a writer, I suffer  delusions of grandeur that too often conflict with the above passage.  But even so...