Happy Thanksgiving. John and I ran quickly and here we are, at Starbucks again. Big fancy buffet at Humphrey’s coming later, and I’ve not been doing anything physical. I tried on a few things yesterday looking for something to wear today, and I did not like what I saw. I bought a size small shirt/dress, and medium pants and sweater, but things are not as they were when we left.
Did I mention the drunk guy who banged on our door the other night? Freaked out the kids. They seem worried about the guy. I mentioned it to the office person when I picked up a package. She is not personable. She doesn’t make eye contact and barely responds to questions. It’s starting to piss me off.
We took kids to the science center here yesterday. Glad we didn’t have to pay for it. I don’t get science museums. There are always too many stupid kids running around grabbing everything. How can anyone read what the thing is, what you’re supposed to do, and do it, with so many stupid dirty kids getting in the way?
We walked around Horton Plaza. It was not as nice as I remember it. It seems to be on its way to what some of the empty concrete buildings look like in Tijuana.
So I’ve been thinking more about the assumptions, expectations, blinders that our childhood, upbringing create. Everything we judge is based on those early developments. Everything. We surround ourselves with these walls and can’t see over them at any other reality. Only when something knocks those walls down can we recognize other possibilities.