Drawing a Blank
Karin has "drawn a blank" in her attempt to produce a new blog. For quite some time she has suggested I "guest blog." Considering she usually recoils from my attempts to do anything for her, here I am. However, I do think this is an offer for my sake--not hers.
My mother, Karin's grandmother, came through more than her share of difficult times. The runt of her family (caring for and out-living everyone, including her own husband and Karin's older sister), Grandma stood quite tall for a person only 4' 11.75". When circumstances caused her to tensely await an "outcome," she'd say she was trying to "make her mind a complete blank." She even waited for her own death that way--supposedly.
I've often wondered if a person could really do that--willfully think of nothing. Or in the process of thinking of nothing, would one indeed be thinking of something-----*nothingness*?
Just a few weeks before Grandma died, on one of my daily visits--when conversation lagged--I asked her what she was thinking. She, slowly, but unhesitatingly, answered, "Nothing--nothing at all" ---or at least it was nothing she cared to share.
So, my friends in the upper echelons of learning, what do you think?----and, do you care, enough to share??