I have decided it is now time and I am establishing a new field of study that blends mathematics and political science, which I have named idiometry.
Simply put, idiometry allows one to measure just how close one can take the statements or promises if any politician and square them with the actual facts.
Then you repeat this for all of the statements of that politician and you inevitably find the square unattainable, there simply are no perfect squares yet achieved in idiometry, for no politician ever seen on a public stage hews perfectly to facts, always veering off into self interest or blatant ideology, so perhaps idiometry isn’t worth it, telling us what we already knew full well.
It is truly unfair, sucks really, that proximity has cast me as nameless, yet I am forced to wear all manner of terms that fit their mood at any given moment, and even then they can’t seem to agree.
You can say it is petty, but I am jealous of Titan, and hell even Phobos and Deimos have proper names, and they are a misshapen, dim pair. Maybe I should blame my companion who rejected a host of names, wanting to be called earth, but why do all the major planets have names while I am tagged with, nothing more than moon.
He expects that she will stop by and visit. This is a perfectly reasonable expectation though he knows she behaves as she chooses and that is not always in accordance with any standards of reason. Nevertheless, he waits for her visit which doesn’t happen. He will later get the courage to ask her why, she will say I had friends I had to see, and when he says “you were three miles away,” she will say, “but I had limited time to be there.” Months later she will ask him to come visit. He will say it’s a two hour, expensive flight and he can’t take the time away from work. She will remind him in her harshest voice that she won’t be around forever, that a visit even a short one, is the least a son can do for a mother, and when he reminds her that she couldn’t visit when she was there three miles away, she’ll say, “that was different I had friends I simply had to see”