What? A purge? When wuz the last time we seen a purge? Days? Weeks? Minutes? Hours? All answers are right. All answers are wrong. It depends ‘where’ you are. What did John Lennon once sing?
“Turn off your mind relax and float down stream. It is not dying, it is not dying. Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void. It is shining, it is shining”
What’s that even mean? The Purging Lutheran don’t know but it sounds about right.
For today’ poige we have terminal caps used to cover the metal-ly poles on your car battery. Or used to. Do cars still use batteries? Without having looked underneath the hood of any of our cars I’m convinced that, despite my shaggy hair, my truck runs on my good looks and The Chemical Brothers on my CD player. OK, gasoline, too, if you want to get technical. Still – a battery? What a quaint idear, dear.*
As my friend, José, sometimes refers to ‘back in the day’ – back in the day when things made sense. In this case, battery caps made sense keeping your battery-wires connections free from rust and corrosion. These are two well known enemies of electricity. So much so lightning will refuse to strike a rusty pole. It’s just science – I can’t change natural law. But your over-sized metal Texas belt buckle, your shiny iPod watch or your golf shoes? You’re on your own with those.
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lordhas done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
*yes, i’m aware this post is running off the rails