Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Living in the Moment

... is just about the only way to get through some days. My son was reminded of that over the course of the last couple of days, as he tried to navigate the strange landscape of admissions and registration at FSU-PC. I was with him in the early going yesterday, and Debra accompanied him for most of the morning today, and not only did every single person give different instructions, but some of them treated you like you were crazy when you reminded them what they had told you earlier, some esoteric procedure that they now were contradicting.


Today's word is PATIENCE.

And my Pick of the Day is Life on Mars. I've been catching up on the Americanized version with episodes on my DVR, but I first became a fan of the original British series when it ran on BBC America. The big concept is that modernday police detective Sam Tyler is hit by a car and wakes up in 1973, with David Bowie's song playing on the eight track in his car. He may be dead, or in a coma, or maybe he's actually in the past. He tries to figure it out while working for a rotten police unit and trying to drag them into the 21st century with his modern methods and sensibilities. Highest recommendation.

Sam Tyler isn't even sure what moment he's living in. In order to make his future real, he has to make his now work.

Wow. That was almost deep.

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