Can’t put the new William Gibson book “Pattern Recognition” down. I love his writing style, especially the descriptions of the city landscape. Always fun to recognize his landmarks in London, New York and Tokyo. He is one of the few writers who makes me hear imaginary music when I read his books.
My birthday was last week and what I thought about most of the week is this:
When a frog is dropped into a pot with hot water – it jumps out immediately (almost?) unharmed….but if it is put into a pot of cold water which is then heated slowly it will stay in the pot and boil to death because it can’t tell when it is getting too hot until it is too late……
That scientific fact seems like such an apt description of the human condition as well. If life takes a turn for the worse slowly, just a lit bit at a time….when do we decide to act or make a change? I find this a most difficult question….