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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Goal: Remember Clive James; Forget The Standells

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Those who lack humor are without judgment." Clive James

Whenever jarred by a quote like the one above, I'm compelled to copy it, usually into my journal. But then what? How soon will a conversation or interaction present itself so that the idea has a fair chance of remaining in my memory, able to be retrieved later as needed? Though it's ludicrous, I don't want ideas this rich to ever leave my brain. Unfortunately, I've historically been more likely to retain useless ephemera - frustrating.

But I'm happy to report this blog seems to be assisting me in my quest to retain more pertinent information than who recorded "Dirty Water". It's possible that is so because I'm now routinely writing stuff down in more than one place. More significantly, when someone comments online or off, the ideas I do want to recall seem to be dropping in and staying put longer.

So help me in my absurd quest to remember Clive James's notion, willya please? Talk to me about your own common sense and your sense of humor and any links you've detected between the two. And in your experience have you noticed those lacking a sense of humor also lack judgment?  

1 comment:

  1. Common sense
    Germinating in opposites
    Holding contradiction
    Creatively
    Piercing the absurd
    Not destroying it
    Finding a path through
    Gazing back
    Eyeing deep creases
    Frail knowledge and reason
    It laughs

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