The Common Complaint

How is it that summer in Southern California is more like April? The shivering dog days of summer are a huge disappointment. First someone hit the state Superlotto Jackpot, and then someone hit the Powerball, (MA). The President seems to have exhausted all of the fun that he gets doing his job, a bit early in the season as well. So he does what all bored grown up children do, he went out to play golf.

The path of the totality, reminds me of the line from the Carly Simon song, “You’re So Vain..”

Then you flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you’re where you should be all the time
And when you’re not, you’re with some underworld spy
Or the wife of a close friend,
Wife of a close friend, and

You’re so vain

Read more: Carly Simon – You’re So Vain Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Narcissism is a collective mania. Trump is only the cheerleader.
What is Narcissism, what is Vanity? I do see that Americans tend to believe it’s all about them. They refuse to consider that the internet is an open connection, for people of all persuasions. People who dislike America for entirely different reasons. The stock market is a global market,  money comes from geographically disparate sources, but we call it the Trump rally.
So the clouds today look a lot like a minor eclipse. I think something really important is about to happen, in economics and finance, politics, society. I am where I should be all the time.
It does occur to me sometimes that we might have a thousand years of nothing. Or as Bernie Schaeffer refers to the likely economic collapse, ” A cold day to last the rest of your life..,” in reference to Ground Hog Day, the movie.
We are certain the eclipse heralds  some  protean changes, at least metaphorically. While it’s merely a cloud over the sun, we call the moon. Something important is about to happen. There is no premise to the situation of the characters in the movie Groundhog Day without the notion that something important is about to happen.
groundhogday
You raise up your head and you ask, “Is this where it is?”
And somebody points to you and says, “It’s his”
And you say, “What’s mine?” and somebody else says, “Well, what is?”
And you say, “Oh my God, am I here all alone?”
But something is happening and you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mr. Jones?
Bob Dylan recently won the Nobel prize for literature, and he remarked that he had to go study that.  Maybe we all become characters in our own books? The process of our own imaginations. Be sure you imagine the right things.
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