Under the heading, Things That Go Through My Head While I’m Running: I read a quote a long time ago, not attributed to anybody, “If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy violets for your soul.” I pondered that thought, liked it, and considered posting it as a Facebook status when I got home. Immediately I thought, if I did that, somebody would not doubt comment, “If you have two loaves of bread, give one to the poor.” Somebody always has to be that way.
In fact, when I have two loaves of bread (and I often do), I selfishly put one in the freezer for later. Then again, how many violets can I realistically expect to buy for what I usually pay for a loaf of bread, much less what I might sell a loaf of bread for. Who’s going to buy a loaf of bread from me, anyways? Anyways, I don’t eat a lot of bread.
As I type this, I remember there is a non-perishable food drive for veterans at my place of employment. I’d better grab a few cans to bring in. But no bread, that’s perishable.
So this is my Wuss-out Wednesday post. I had intended to make a running commentary; I really did go running and think the first paragraph. However, before making my bog post, I had to do the final edit and polish of my murder mystery script and get it emailed out to my cast. I still have to print out hard copies for myself and a couple others, but I can do that before rehearsal tomorrow.
In the meantime, I ponder my conundrum: violets for my soul or bread for the poor? Discuss amongst your selves.