Saturday at the Office
My wife is working at her job. My son is with his aunt Leslie and his cousins. Saturday at the Office!
I think I missed my 10:00 a.m. appointment. But you never know. I may have missed someone who never showed up. I did a little filing while the computer was warming up. Why don't I see if I can move 3 case files from the desk top to the file cabinet in the next 2 hours?
Decades ago, a lawyer like me would not have to worry about the minutiae which clutters my life. Men were the heads of their families, and didn't have to arrange the day care.
But we men lost it. My wife won't follow my advice even when it is sensible, because to do so would damage her independence of me, the father of her child, who works hard to bring home money. I won't go there now.
I think men lost it at some point during my life-time. I suspect in the 1960's, when young men lost all sexual self-control and made it a virue of avoiding military service, and anything else which was dangerous, manly, and harked of self-sacrifice.
The result is the "mook", the modern young teen age young man in baggy clothes, who overeats, does drugs, stands for nothing, and is profoundly unhappy. The modern young teen age woman is a "middrift", who has to diet, is encouraged into the professions and social leadership, and stays very busy to avoid facing how unhappy she is.
What if they spent billions of dollars marketing mass culture, and everybody ignored it?
Someday, when global warming brings about the Ice Age once again, a few survivors will crawl out on the ice, and start looking for food. Those people will learn to discipline themselves. People will take advantage of sexual differences, rather than denying them. Abstinence at appropriate times will be the responsibility of both sexes.
A few years from now, when the sun glitters on the glacier, a hungry young man and a hungry young woman will stare to the skies. He will gently insist on being the boss but he will feed her and the child while he goes hungry. They will marvel at the sun, and they will believe in God.
Posted by kthornbladh
at 11:15 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 10 December 2005 11:18 AM EST