My mind

feels like mush. I can’t seem to concentrate and it takes me forever to try to get some of my writing for school done.

It’s late and I’m tired but not sleepy. The apartment building has been annoyingly loud tonight – party one floor up and next door neighbor pounding on her own door because she never brings her keys any place and is constantly getting locked out. Yesterday I let her kid climb out our window so he could get into their apt. through the window. I’ve smoked a couple of cigarettes, despite the fact that it’s 16 degrees out.

Hmm, this is a bit more than you probably need to know. Sorry for the lapse into emotional-journal-land. I do try to stay away from this kind of entry, but for some reason I feel like venting and maybe indicating I wouldn’t mind a friendly word or two.

Ah, has the music stopped? I mean, it’s only 3 fucking 10 in the morning. I just don’t get inconsiderate people.

Blah.

Oh, and the radiator in our bedroom isn’t working tonight for some reason. It’s cold in here.

No music for a whole minute. Maybe I’ll try to sleep.

I promise more verve and panache in my next entry.

Some words of wisdom from long ago

Plato is not exactly a hero of mine, in fact there is much that I don’t agree with in his philosophies, however, I came across this quote in his The Republic and thought it was so very appropriate to our contemporary political landscape:

“The truth is that if you want a well-governed state you must find for your future rulers some career they like better than government; for only then will you have government by the truly rich, those, that is, whose riches consist not of money, but of the happiness of a right and rational life. If you get, in public affairs, men who are so morally impoverished that they have nothing they can contribute themselves, but who hope to snatch some compensation for their own inadequacy from a political career, there can never be good government. They start fighting for power and the consequent internal and domestic conflicts ruin both them and society.”

Amen, brother.