A Few Words About –

Magnesium Chloride liquid de-icer …..

 

 

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Those of you who live in Colorado , especially in the Denver Metro area are very familiar with this stuff. It’s been around for years and the Colorado Department of Transportation is especially generous in spewing this crap around every time the temps drop. 

While I’m sure that this keeps us all safe from turning our roads into maxi-luge runs, my little blue VW Bug Gretta hates it.  From about mid October until way into April I can’t keep her clean.  No matter how hard I try it’s like she’s been dipped into honey and every single piece of dirt/grime on the road gets stuck to her.  No amount of washing can get this stuff off.  Just when you think you’re safe, some idiot in front of you will try to text/eat/put on lipstick/shave/etc. and veer off the dry pavement onto the shoulder where it’s still wet and now i’m stuck looking through a windshield that’s almost black with grime and a blue car that is now some un-godly shade of post-modern gray.

I almost give up trying to get the shite off my car , but then one of those beautiful days come along in CO ( you know the ones i’m talking about , early February  , 70 degrees , t-shirt/jeans ) and i’ll think ” today is a great day to wash the car ! ” Then two days later the weather forcasters come out and say that maybe it will snow& here come the trucks dumping the Mag all over the streets again….  it’s a losing battle.

And don’t get me started on sand/gravel & cracked windshields …..

 

Daily Tao / 068 – Creativity

68 - Creativity

Storm breaks into pieces,
Clouds change the horizon.
Revolving of the heavens
Generates all movement.

Without movement, there could be nothing created in this universe. The revolving of the heavens can generate wind, rain, thunder, lightning. The revolving of the earth enables us to have day and night, the very cycle of the weather, the seasons, and the growth of plants. Movement is responsible for creativity.

Followers of Tao value initiative, but mere aggression is not enough. One needs creativity. This can mean the ability to solve problems, to think of unusual strategies, or to compose poetry, music, and painting. In all these cases, one moves in concert with Tao not by blind aping, but by giving intelligent counterpoint and harmony. Creativity does not mean the arbitrary making of something out of our cultural minds. Rather, it is spontaneous movement in tandem with Tao, a movement that will generate life and not misery for others.

One has reached the ultimate levels of creativity when one has mastered skill so thoroughly that it can be forgotten. Look at heaven and earth. Do they think about creating the weather, the seasons, and the cycles of growing? They only go on revolving according to their nature, and the rest is generated without any thought or work on their part. This is truly effortless action and is considered the highest skill that a follower of Tao can attain.

Creativity