I want to share a minor thought with you, my empty friend. I went to my doctor the other day, and somehow the topic of American left verses right political position arose. Mixed with the subject were the issues of stress and bits of depression. My doctor said that those on the left consume too much news, assuming my political position. His advice was to turn away from the endless waves of information that confront us in the virtual age, which is sound advice in some ways. On the other hand, I am in the middle of the street and I cannot move. A car is heading directly toward me, almost upon me, and its driver is texting at the moment. I suppose I ought to turn my attention to what?