Never Satisfied

It is 8:10 pm and the temperature is 33C. The air conditioner has been turned off because you shouldn’t need to have one on after the sun has gone down. I am now keeping the mosquitoes company on the back patio. The anti mossie candles have been lit and it seems to attract them. I think they enjoy having the extra light because it helps them find something juicy to bite.

How easily we become dissatisfied. Too much heat or not enough. Too much rain or not enough. Last evening I saw the second episode of the Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl. The people living in this part of the USA had every reason to complain. Too much heat, not enough rain and tonnes of dust – for years. This series says so much about the human character. It’s courage, perseverance, foolishness, greed, hope and despondency, and nearly very other trait, good and bad, you can think of. The programme shows how the rapacious over use of the land plus a drought led to the denuding of the top soil, but in the midst of that people sacrificed themselves for their neighbours and their families. Some people capitulated quickly while others held on for years.

We humans are strange lot. In just one person we can see good and the not so good; The altruistic and the selfish, the arrogant and the humble. I suppose that is one of the reasons I love the Christian faith so much for one day it will only be the good that remains, in fact, I will be more than good, I will be perfect. Not even my best friends can imagine that!

It’s is now 8:45 pm and the temperature is 31C. I’m still not happy and the mosquitoes still love me.

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9 thoughts on “Never Satisfied

  1. Kik

    jealous… i want 33C (and I’ll take the mozzies if it’s only available as a package deal).

  2. John B

    We’re heading down to zeroC overnight here! I’m with you on the vagaries of human goodness – I know myself to be so lightweight on that particular skill. And also that the Christian hope will outlast everything else.
    Seems strange to be posting a reply to one that was made tomorrow – my computer still shows 9 March…

  3. Thanks for the comment John. The Ken Burns doco is another classic. As far as time is concerned we antipodeans aren’t as backward as people think. 🙂

  4. A strange lot, indeed!

  5. It’s great connecting with folk around the world – you realize that the bane of your life would be a blessing to others! Our shivering would be your joy. I have to admit, I think I prefer my shivering, but at least I’m appreciating it now! Thank you! Hope it gets better very soon.

  6. Just recently watched that Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl and was awestruck by the various dynamics at play. Great post!

    • Ken Burns is one of my favourite documentary makers. The Civil War and The National Parks series are brilliant.Yosemite is still on my bucket list.

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