dr_con Posted April 8, 2020 Share Posted April 8, 2020 Gumption 4/8/YoPCon/Jur/d My Father who loved me who didn’t like me according to acts portents public displays disappointed beratement apparently told his dementia caretakers before becoming full-time-forgetting I had ‘gumption’ ignoring safety- nets and their inherent holes I stumbled forward (with an emphasis on stumble) eager for the next mountain to see what I could see (most often as The Song goes it was the Other-Side of the Mountain) -- It comes up these days when any action any activity is judged by if it passes the-lastthing-I-will-do test: writing poetry having a beer trashy movies talking with friends texting my daughter reading pulp hugging my wife Preparing elaborate meals today with the malaise all of the above How does one write a poem or sit for an hour practicing nothing with threats existential Both real and imagined? A call to our inner innate improbable -- gumption. 1 Quote thegateless.org Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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