Thursday, April 25, 2013

Need A Reason?

I am a champion procrastinator, but my next-best talent is rationalizing.  I can make up a really good reason to do or not do just about anything.  Looking at the weeds growing taller and taller by the day  (Bessie Anne is lost to view when she goes down the hill) and knowing I must get the weed-eater going, I decided that I should mow the side yard instead.  After all, I had been yerping about TG not moving the fallen limbs and not being able to mow there and since his last visit, I'd lost that excuse.  As extra penance (and a further delaying tactic), I also mowed the back yard.  I was going to mow the lower side yard too, but it was covered with lupine and...well, hmm, it didn't seem right to destroy wildflowers.  Sounded to me like a reason to quit right there.

Most of the day was shot watching "Ghandi," a movie I'm sorry to say I'd never seen.  With all that is going on in the world these days, it was healing to see a person who taught tolerance for everything but injustice.  The older I get, the more I appreciate history.  Age has given me a better perspective, I think.  And I learn things I did not know; for instance, how Pakistan came to be a country, until I watched "Ghandi."  I actually remember listening to the voting results when Israel became an independent state, but Pakistan slid under my radar.

Watching an informative movie, a movie so long that it required an intermission, was a good reason not to go out and weed-eat or mow until late afternoon.  See?  It's easy.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Educational films trump weed-eating any day of the week...IMHO! So there, procrastination, rationalization, AND confirmation!