Notes On Attention Paid

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01 First Thoughts

… did a bird start singing extra early or do i normally not notice as early?… bird song had me awake at 3:00 AM without much hope of getting back to sleep…

… right now, fireworks going off in the distance… yes, at 4:00 AM… Independence Day…

… Heather Cox Richardson post is on the Declaration of Independence, it’s aspirations, and the similarities between the present day and the pre Civil War days… will we end in a civil war this time?… she believes that a few wealthy white men (mostly) are trying to grab all the wealth and power for themselves… it seems more foundational than that to me… i think the white male patriarchy is experiencing an existential threat moment and is reacting accordingly… that it is disgusting and wrong headed is a given… it is also instinctual and likely to cause a lot more trouble before being turned back if it is turned back… as for me… i love the multiarchy… long live the multiarchy!…

… just checked my Plausible stats… i was wondering if anyone was looking at my posts… there has been no commenting on anything i write, so it feels like i send things out into the void and nothing comes back… Plausible stats suggest otherwise… there has been a steady increase in views since i began tracking, and it is useful to share things on FB as it does drive the most traffic to the site…

… and now that i have written the above i sit here wishing i was able to let go of the need for attention… that i just put it out there and let it have the life it has without my ego being staked to it… make because you need to make… what the world does with it after that is up to the world…

… and then the countervailing argument that we seek recognition because recognition enhances our ability to survive and thrive… we are programmed to seek it… from the get go… as they say… so maybe it’s a matter of just acknowledging it as it floats through consciousness… yes, i see you ego, you want to be loved… there, there, here’s a big hug… now move on, i have better things to do than let you twist me up over lack of attention…