To Get Out of Bed.
Or Not Get Out of Bed.
That Is the Question.

Leaves turning red, Vermont, September 4, 2007

Labor Day is done. The leaves in VT are turning (see above). And I'm about to get rolling on the Fall Season—off to SF-SEA-Australia at the end of the week. But part of my summer's end hangover is my still nagging concern re "What's it all about?" Hence, yet another little "thought paper" is attached. Before one (me) can "get on with it"—the details of coping—one (me) must be clear as to why it's worth the candle, whatever exactly the candle is. That's what I'm trying to play with here. The language is frightfully ponderous at points, with far too many adverbs, adjectives, run-on clauses. But the point is that I'm trying to boil "all this" down—the usually overlooked "big stuff." So here we go ...