Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Add It Up

Someone told me they don't read my blog anymore because there is too much about me that doesn't add up, but that it is not up for debate or discussion.

What the hell does that mean? Who adds up? I am a person, not an equation. That's why I hated math in school. This notion that you can quantify anything -- even something as vast and confused and holy as the abstract -- all of that business about the imaginary number i. It seems sacreligious somehow.

On the other hand, I had no problems with higher math in science. Once you attached math to figuring out the velocity of a 2 lb sphere hurling throught the air at a 35 degree angle, then it made sense to me. Maybe that was what was meant by not adding up.

I don't care. Nothing adds up. I just try to be kind and survive with a modicum of artistry. Other people's yardsticks chafe.

This "Angel of the Crosses" was created by Harvey R. Peterson. I found it at the Davis Town Museum. Go to their site.


JoeC said...

Or maybe we ARE equations...quantum equations...just probabilities and possibilities collapsing in awesome creative waves with every passing instant. Or, then again, maybe not. I think most people hate to get pigeonholed. On the other hand, people who aren't good at what they do don't often get pigeonholed, so there's a good chance, since you've been categorized as an equation, that you're doing something well.

Pelmo said...

And it was such a good day until I read your post, and the comment by Joec.

Now I'm sitting in the corner, sucking my thumb, and totally confused.

All you edumacated people are driving me nuts.

Kelly said...

Blah blah blah! I'll always be faithful to you - whether you"add up" or not!

Anonymous said...

I add up like a landslide in a spring wind storm during a gentle rain. Exactly.

La Sirena said...

Hey Joe -- Thanks for the compliment. I can buy that I could be a quantum equation or a butterfly effect or somesuch.

Pelmo -- Don't go nuts. We don't know waht the hell we're talking about either.

Awww! Thanks Kelly! I'm a fan of yours!

Popeye -- Precisely. Well put.

changapeluda said...

i love (what) you (do here).
i just do.
ever since yoko ono i've had strong feelings for you.
can't help it.

don't stop, okay?

i am so sad about my dear buffy aren't you?!?!

Nigel St.John Regina Smegmatica Howle-Raines said...

Hey, just wanted you to know that I'm posting again. Still pissed off but not apoplectic, which is where I was when I bailed out. Sorry for the drama and thanks for your kind comment, I really appreciate it.

La Sirena said...

Changa, Love you too, babe. I'm glad Nigel's back.

Nigel, See above.

Twit said...

It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to scan what you wrote after all..
..see if any damage limitation's required.

So here I iz.

Right. Let's 'ave a butchers...


Nope. Surprisingly tame.

Be well.