Week #05 of 2023 "This is Crazy, This is Crazy, This is Crazy!"

Week #05 of 2023 "This is Crazy, This is Crazy, This is Crazy!"

Week five by five... (Oh, Buffy!)

One week has passed and another arrived. Same as the ebb and flow of pop culture phenomena.

 Time to stand up, walk over to your 4K Weeks poster, and fill in the next square.

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We saw the musical Hadestown this weekend.  I didn't cry at the climax. But after, during the reprise, I had the strange feeling that I was holding back an acre of tears, and that if I let slip, I might sob for days.

It's the tragic, sisyphean striving that got to me.  Everyone of us will lose the ones we love. Everyone of us will fall short of making the most of every minute with them. Everyone of us will fail to be immortal. Everyone of us will be beaten down by the effort and get back up, until we don't.

It is so sad. And beautiful. And mundane. And heroic.

Focus on the beautiful and heroic.

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Remarkable Weeks
  1. Week #05 in the year 1927 , Alfred Hitchcock  releases his first film as director "The Pleasure Garden" in England. He was 1432.14 weeks old. (27.46 yrs)
  2. Week #05 in the year 1984 , Shirley Chisolm, announced her presidential bid, becoming the first black candidate for a major party nomination, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's nomination. (in 1968 she became the first black woman elected to congress.) She was 2460.29 weeks old. (47.18 yrs)
  3. Week #05 in the year 1927 , Hubert de Givenchy presents his first collection in Paris. He is known for designing most of the wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline KennedyHe was 1301.86 weeks old. (24.96 yrs)
This Week's Quote

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely" -Auguste Rodin


I have a good friend who is always using this as a reason to encourage people to get started... "The worst thing that can happen is that you learn a valuable lesson and have to pay for it in time and money!"

If I have any skills of note, surely one of them is being mindful when I am doing even the most mundane tasks. I am always asking myself, "is this the best way to do this?"  and testing it.  I can seriously debate the pros and cons of different methods of sweeping the shop floor if you like. I have opinions based in experience.

I wrote about this in a short essay titled "Everything is Chess". I will post it on the blog HERE for anyone who is interested.

Simply put, there are lessons all around us, everyday, in everything we do. If we look for the lessons, and learn from the lessons, we will grow.

What I am Thinking About This Week

What we owe to each other.

Viewed through one lens, the world is a dumpster fire. Viewed through another lens, we are on the verge of a sci-fi-esque utopia. There is no denying that there are people suffering. There is no denying that the current world is a better place to be human than at any time in our species' history.

But, we each individually aren't "humanity". We are all striving individuals.

When you are starving, it is little solace that you are one of the fewest ever.

When your family is safe and warm and fed, and yet your waking hours are spent providing, it is overwhelming to conceive of how to "save" the suffering human race.

All of which leads me to the quote that sparked this whole line of thought....

 "Everyone wants to save the world; no one wants to help Mom do the dishes." P. J. O'Rourke, All The Trouble In The World

Every action, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, bends the future in a direction.  

Do the dishes and pick up the litter...save the world.

Thanks for being a part of the journey with us! Please let me know if you liked/disliked the content this week.

Talk to you next week.

-Spencer, Owner of 4KWeeks.com

Dad Joke'o The Week

What does an annoying pepper do?

It gets jalapeno business!

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