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January 7, 2014

For Starters

Filed under: Human condition — bitchontheblog @ 14:45
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There is an admonishment which popular psychology will whack you with: “Live in the moment”. Irritating. Do state the obvious if and when I am in love with you. In which case you may utter rubbish, pass go, collect your fee and give me some housekeeping money.

If and when (more likely) I am NOT in love with you: DO NOT [state the obvious]. There is only so much gravity on the greasy pole of my esteem before you plummet.

Where/when do you live but in THE MOMENT? Ask anyone with a tooth ache. They will not remember the past. They LIVE the moment. The future a long distant memory.

However, this being the moment after the one before, and I do not wish to be a dentist despite the fact that they rake in outrageous fees when the unfortunate has no choice but to trust your steady drill: The Now being when (yesterday) you find yourself with an eye watering, nay blinding, backache to be restored to your former glory. I am no mathematician yet will hand it to the accountant of fate: One moment you are not quite so good (British understatement). The next you are back to Square One. You feel exactly as you did before ill befell you. I grant even the misers among you that you will appreciate that short lived moment, the trinity of relief,  gratitude and happiness. Stress on ‘short lived’. Next moment you’ll take it all for granted. Again. I have no idea where I am going with this. Nowhere being my best guess. And that proves my point. We are back to Square One.




  1. “Moment” could also refer to a torque. Perhaps “live in the moment” has something to do with arm twisting?

    Comment by Looney — January 7, 2014 @ 14:51 | Reply

    • All amatter of moments as my late father said of opening a gate or a jar of jam.

      Comment by magpie11 — January 7, 2014 @ 15:21 | Reply

      • Magpie, considering how little you like your mother I dare say your father was onto something with that remark.


        Comment by bitchontheblog — January 7, 2014 @ 21:58 | Reply

    • Looney, to stay on topic – I know you are precise – I am forcing myself this minute to not remember my maths teacher or, worse, reflect on why torque sounds suspiciously French. Instead of which I will banish Vectors where they belong and live in the moment. I do remember arm twisting. Happened to me only once. The person administering it (I must have been about eight) didn’t live to regret it.

      ‘Pins and needles’ being another design fault.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 7, 2014 @ 21:57 | Reply

      • Being precise? The scientists and engineers seem not to have their defintions sorted out when it comes to torque…… or at least the use of the term….

        Comment by magpie11 — January 8, 2014 @ 11:52 | Reply

        • Magpie, those enthralled by inclination, temperament and gift, are – by definition – precise. That is what science is: Precise. Doesn’t mean scientists do have theeee answer or any answer. They are on a trail. Namely search. Research.

          I am no scientist which is why I chose ‘vector’ to Looney’s torque. So evocative. Off at a tangent.


          Comment by bitchontheblog — January 8, 2014 @ 17:37 | Reply

          • I’m sure he didn’t say favorite……. He was , after all, English….. 😉

            Comment by magpie11 — January 8, 2014 @ 19:50 | Reply

  2. Ah, the moment! Let me not reinvent the wheel,
    “What day is it?”
    It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
    My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
    ― A.A. Milne

    Comment by Rummuser — January 8, 2014 @ 15:53 | Reply

    • Nice one, Ramana. What would have been Eeyore’s response? I like Eeyore. He might be a bit grey and down in the mouth, as befits a donkey, but he does have some great one liners – as dry as dust.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 8, 2014 @ 17:29 | Reply

      • That’s it exactly…. turn off gravity and we’ll all go off on a tangent…… and of course tarque does depend on the force vector….. which is about as far as my maths knowledge will take me…..

        Comment by magpie11 — January 8, 2014 @ 19:54 | Reply

      • Hee haw!

        Comment by Rummuser — January 9, 2014 @ 01:28 | Reply

        • Magpie, that turning off of the gravity was not deliberate. I am just an insufferable comedian. I can’t be serious about torque!

          Comment by Rummuser — January 9, 2014 @ 01:30 | Reply

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