In between coats of paint on my walls and trim, I'm watching episodes of The Simpsons from the beginning. I've only ever watched an episode here and there like the one where Lisa is sad and plays blues sax.
Lately, I keep seeing memes and such that predicted things would happen the way they are happening and that has me intrigued.
The first season has some really dark episodes. I mean, Homer takes off with the intention to kill himself in one of them. But it also has some really touching moments that show tough subjects. In one, Homer smashes Bart's piggy bank in desperation for a beer. Homer realizes he's being a shitty dad. In another, he sells the family TV to get cash for family therapy because he wants them to be more like other families and at the end of that one, he realizes a bigger and better TV is what is best for the family. In other words, they don't need to try to be like other families.
I've been reading that it gets bad after the 20th season. I'm just going to watch as long as I enjoy it.
There are some great lines that I'll undoubtedly forget. The music is also fantastic.
But you probably already know this. I'm just behind on a lot of things.
I think I stopped watching at one point because it's a little more political than some other shows. I used to really hate everything political.
It's got a realness to it that I'm liking too.
Anyway, I just thought I'd drop in here for a moment as it's reading week and I have some extra time.
And that's how life's river flows today.