2019-09-22 - Empathy and Openness

^z 30th April 2023 at 10:10am

~9.5 mi @ ~12.6 min/mi

"Don't let Roadkill be roadkill!" K2 saves a life (again!) as she holds out an arm and calls for a pause before Dawn Patrol dashes across the highway. Today's trek stops mid-circuit for iced coffee from McD's. Traffic cones reserve a lane for the soon-to-begin Super H 5k in support of adaptive athletes; volunteer course marshals lounge roadside. Flowerbeds and lawn statues share loveliness with passers-by. Deer flick their white tails and retreat, or freeze to flare nostrils and stare.

"The Doctor is In!" Deep trail therapy today reveals the meaning of Life and solves the Hard Problem as well as all other issues. Hint: empathy is important. Ditto: non-judging, mindful self-care, and Being Here. Listening is good too. And appreciating beauty, as when sunbeams suddenly slice between trees during the misty sprint down a path between neighborhoods. Yes, and — despite hatred and injustice — there's so much to be thankful for in this amazing world. We're here to help each other. "Imagine all the people ...", as the song says.

"Gödel's Theorem basically says that once you go meta there's no end to it!" Roadkill digresses from monologuing about his personal woes to offer an Executive Summary of true-but-unprovable math and its connection to Turing's solution of the Entscheidungsproblem. Final miles are optimized — or rather, satisficed — and we get back in time to wish the family safe journeys. (Good morning, Katie-sensei!)

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