There’s an east wind coming, Watson

“I think not, Holmes. It is very warm.”

Signs and parallels everywhere.

Yesterday was an ignominious defeat for my team in the finals – my goodness it was a shocker.  As I’ve just pointed out to a friend though, their successes were in 2007, 2009 and 2011 and in each of those cases, there was a reason.   In 2006, they’d played shockingly and the coach was close to being sacked.  An ultimatum was laid down and they won in 2007.

In 2009, they were reacting to being “robbed” in 2008.   In 2011, they were reacting to being written off by everyone for being too old, too slow.   Now they have another humiliation to react to, plus injured stars are returning, young blood is being infused as well.   It’s not all bad.   I believe they’ll spring back next year [and yes that is double-usage of the word “spring”].

Hey, I’ve been down many times in my life – this is the lowest and longest right now – but I’ve always come back again and intend to this time.

There are parallels in this being the last weekend of summer.  Enjoy the fine weather while we can.   As of Monday, the autumn of our lives begins and that is itself paralleled in the economic situation, the American election, the way it’s all going to crash around our heads, the sad things our fellow citizens are doing, particularly our women.

Not a problem to someone like me who lives for the autumn and winter – it’s a comfortable time in chaos, surrounded by gloom because that’s where human warmth is sustaining and new hope is born.   The worse the oiks become out there, the more skanky the tattooed and nose-boned women get, the better close relationships become.

Oases in a sea of dross.

Strangely, one person who sustains me is Wolfie with his scathing analysis of these idiots who are ideologically ruining things for us – they must inevitably come down because they do not have the wherewithal to keep their c**p going forever.

So, the darkest hour is almost upon us but that doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t see a new dawn, a real one and though that will only lead to another doom as the evil regroup and think up a new plan … and one day it will be the Real McCoy, the one which takes us out, we don’t know exactly when at this time.   We might temporarily see these b***ers stymied, as Hitler was in the 40s.

This is one reason I believe in the Christian message because it sustains within, deep in the soul.   This is why, as a natural pessimist, I can be as optimistic as an optimist – faith produces optimism and hope.   It cuts through the pessimism and gloom.   I like the gloom because hope shines out more distinctly against gloom as a backdrop.

So, people, Monday is coming tomorrow and the next round of gloom.  It’s also the first day of the fightback against the gloom.  That’s positive and worth a toast to.

So here’s toasting to y’all.

“There’s an east wind coming, Watson.”

“I think not, Holmes. It is very warm.”

“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”

The Moriah Avenging Wind will blow over us and many will wither, but it is only a wind and winds blow over and are then gone.

2 comments for “There’s an east wind coming, Watson

  1. Geoffrey S
    September 9, 2012 at 15:19

    Thank you, James Higham

  2. September 9, 2012 at 17:17


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