Christmas shopping, rain, grocery shopping, rain.
Post-office package handoff, elementary school basketball, popcorn making, uncomfortable bleacher sitting, cheers of joy, groans of despair. Rain, rain, rain, rain.
Now, today's quotation from Moby-Dick, chapter 85, "The Fountain":
And I am convinced that from the heads of all ponderous profound beings, such as Plato, Pyrrho, the Devil, Jupiter, Dante, and so on, there always goes up a certain semi-visible steam, while in the act of thinking deep thoughts.
And one more, from chapter 86, "The Tail":
In man or fish, wriggling is a sign of inferiority.