Sunday, July 22, 2018


We're half-way to 2018 already? Seems like I’ve been asleep for years. And maybe I have. At least in terms of living a purposeful life. Felt that the proverbial ‘rut’ was widening and sucking me into its belly. The Collins New Dictionary defines ‘rut’ as “a narrow or predictable way of life, dreary or undeviating routine.”(not the alternative: “sexual excitement of male ruminants”, I hasten to add!) Yep, I guess that’s about it, seems to fit the bill, or at least did.

That’s not to say that being in a rut is necessarily an undesirable state for all. There are many who languish in its sanctuary, and indeed wouldn’t (or couldn’t) have it any other way.

It was Arnold Bennett, the British Novelist who said: “The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.
But Ellen Glasgow, the American Novelist suggests: .”The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions

Take your pick.

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