Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my spring flowers!  How are you?  Spring is busting out all over.  Spring-flowering trees and shrubs are at their prime.  All you have to do is step outside, and you can't miss the show.  We've still been a little cool (Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin), but I'd rather too cold than too hot.  Our temperatures are supposed to climb as the week progresses.

The temperature here at the JT Irregulars could be described as cool, or cold, or frigid.  After the implosion of our beloved site, the heat was gone.  Maybe it'll stay that way, or get worse.  A new Ice Age at the JTI.

Which brings me to our question for this week.  It comes from Mr. OrbsCorbs.  He writes:

"Dear Madame Zoltar,

"Is there any way to 'make things right again' on the JTI site?  I lost a lot of friends, and I betrayed the confidence of one in particular which I wholeheartedly regret.  Is there any way to 'fix' the situation?


Dear Mr. OrbsCorbs,

The short answer is, "No."  That's also the long answer.

Words once said can't be unsaid and actions once taken can't be untaken.

I suspect that you know this all too well.

Best wishes,
Madame Zoltar

Until science or sorcery comes up with a time machine, we won't be able to undo the past.  And maybe not even then.  I can astral project, but not into a different time.  For now, the best thing we an do is to avoid unpleasant situations in the first place.  Easier said than done, I know, for some people.  For some, it's almost as if  the unpleasant situations drag them in.  God isn't a fair taskmaster.  Far from it . . .

For some, the best answer is to avoid as much contact with other people as is possible.  Especially avoid romantic entanglements.  They can cause you to lose perspective and concentration.  They can cause you to lose your job, or worse, far worse.

I still find the Golden Rule applicable, even if my peers don't.  Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated.  Such a simple concept, bu it's lost in the commercial world, lost in the world that many of us spend the most of our time in.  Lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

While I guess I can see that, I had higher hopes for the Peace Generation.  And I never thought I'd live to see our society devolve into the state of open warfare that it is now.  Hatred grips the nation.  And more and more people are acting out.  Peace, love, and guns in our classrooms.  The more the dysfunction, the better.

I feel so bad for our country.  Obviously, the vast majority of our population aren't nutjobs looking for a place to explode, but their numbers have been growing.  Why?  Why are so many of us self-destructing, and taking so many others with us?  Why has hate become part of everyday discourse?

I love all of you and hope I haven't dragged you down with my little rant here.  Madame Zoltar is your guardian angel, so fear not, worry not.  I will always be there when you need me the most.

If elected president, will Donald Trump's hair have its own security detail?  Ask:

Enjoy the pageantry of spring.  If nothing else, just walk (or drive slowly) up and down neighborhood streets. Beauty is blossoming everywhere.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of this time of year.


OrbsCorbs said...

Cпасибо, Mme. Z.

lizardmom said...

the whole world feels like it's upside down. life got super crazy this week, neighbor is in serious health crisis, may not be able to stay living in his house, I've been trying to help his daughters but it's such a tough situation. He has a dog that knows something is not good, she lives for him, and he lives for her, when one goes , the other won't be far behind. I dread the day I have to make tough decisions for my own mom when she won't be able to be on her own anymore. Fiercely independent people will not handle that kind of thing well, of which my neighbor is one. My heart just breaks, aging bites...........