Too many ideas, coming too quickly. This is awesome. It will take me years to process everything.
Today, as I was reading Sophocles, I enjoyed a piece of delightful lemon cake baked by Liz, our joyful, generous welfare officer at the SBR. It made me think of a comment from Dr. Poole, who noted that our experience of tragedy is much less visceral than that of the Greeks who first saw the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripedes. In the words of my housemate Matthew, "Oedipus puts out his eyes with his mother's brooch, and you think grief, grief. And then you take another bite. Cake. Cake."
We live in times where machines are making life easier for us, where we have to create new jobs and devise new markets because we run out of things to do, because necessary products and services become so cheap we can't afford them.