Ironies in Life (#205: 2023’05’10’W)

And what we do about them sometimes


Report: Hello to Army Drew who’s back after nursing injuries. Once around the Submarine Route last week for the first time in 6 months (2022’11’09’W). Shout out to Mo who’s been sending kudos to the whole crew through this editor who’s sending them now to their final destination: the whole crew. (Not the other final destination. See Cerebrun.)

(See picture, but not That One. See Cerebrun. CW from top: J’Adam, Eric’H, Adelaide, Train Dave, Jason Variant, CtCloser, Andy’S, Kevin, Army Drew)
Mortality Lesson: You can’t run away from the light (particularly inside the JRC store where they luminesce behind every head). It’s in everyone’s—um—life, eventually. (See Cerebrun.)

Cerebrun: We did the Submarine Route last week and passed the house where the Event That Shall Not Be Named happened. With tremendous ambivalence, I even encouraged a photo. The sad reality is that we mugged for the camera (I with a shadow of remorse) when we took it; at the expense of grieving family members and neighbors.

Coincidental with the writing of this Cerebrun, I’m using humor in a written remembrance of a friend who died this past Saturday (05’06’S, 5:15 pm). At a time when we’re all eschewing our masks in relief “after” COVID-19 and in frustration over the 3 years of dealing with it, ironically, that’s what he died of. Friend would have laughed at the humor I’m using in the remembrance.

The real reality is that the world is full of ironies like death and laughing about it. We just need to recognize when the latter is appropriate and when it’s not. Last week—even while I organized the picture in front of The House—I felt like it was not. I took it anyway.

Then, after the GGR we went out to Pizza Wheel and celebrated Jason Variant’s birthday. Despite our karma-taunting behavior last Wednesday in front of The House, it—for us at least—was not a good day to die.
-CtCloser (Calvinthe), “Negative split or positive splat” #negativesplitorpositivesplat #dothedue

¶Text and photos (unless otherwise stated): Calvin Wang (Wäng), CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. ¶Cross-posted: (1) Facebook JRC Growlers Group Run (2023’05’10’W Run Message), (2) GGR email list, (3) Cerebruns by CtCloser. ¶This website posting: Cerebrun with report, photo, and added caption.


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