she don’t remember the Queen of Soul

06/04/2024 0 By BuddyCushman

I was thinking a while ago about the post here today being a listing of the predicted temperatures today for all the places I’ve lived so far. Which I’m not going to do, though it wouldn’t surprise me if San Diego’s the coldest of the bunch. Which wouldn’t be a comment about anything, just a statement, like this:

I was talking with someone last night about someone not there, though they had just been there, me pointing out to the gentleman I was talking to that this in fact is a violation of one of the 10 Solemn Precepts – kind of a here or there thing – and anyway, earlier today it struck me that what I was saying about this other guy could, with the slightest nudge, be directly applicable to me and my life, here again, the chance for waking up again. And this wasn’t any kind of judgement; just an, “Oh.”

And like the Goonies’ treasure map, listing temperatures of where I have lived and haven’t lived yet simply follows the map from, “Oh.”