Caveat: No brainer

Arthur was talking on the phone with his friend Dean the other day. I only heard one side of the conversation, but Arthur said something quite funny and self-reflective.

I guess Dean had asked him how his recovery was going, in the “physical aspects” versus the “mental aspects.”

Arthur’s answer (in paraphrase) was: “The physical aspects are doing fine, about what’s to be expected, not that different from before [the accident], and the mental aspects, well, they’re a no brainer.”

Huh – get it? – “no brainer.”

I laughed pretty hard at that.

[daily log: walking, 4km]

Caveat: Poem #814

The reasons we do things
remain inscrutable,
our thoughts spin, running rings,
with motivations dull
and grayish clouds that drift
within their bony domes;
while outside visions lift
away the seething foams
of seas that beat and thrash
against perceptions, so
at last a tiny cache
of meaning falls like snow
which leaves a pallid face
which tilts up into space.