On Feeling Philosophical

Today is a decisive day.

The Cubs must win today. The Cubs must win today.

Maybe, if all six billion people on the Earth start chanting “Cubs” at the exact same time…


So, what am I going to do? I’m going to share some thoughts of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius:

Adjust to your destiny.
Love all that happens,
and outwardly,

(Yes, the particular version of The Meditations I have is translated into a poetic structure. It’s an… interesting take on the Stoic philosopher.)

So, if the Cubs lose today, then it was meant to be that way. We live in the best of all possible worlds, don’t we? Marcus Aurelius again:

Frequently contemplate
the interconnection of all things
in the holistic Universe
and their inter-relationship.
All things have an amiable
correspondence with each other.
By reason of their contraction
and expansion
in movement,
there is an empathy that breathes
through them
and their essential unity.

Whatever happens, happens. But I’m a Cubs fan. I hold to hope. I have to hope.


Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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