Hell is a cluttered kitchen and preparing lunches half an hour before bed time. Hell gets worse when the lunch itself topples or falls apart. Clutter is hell in general. Mental, physical or otherwise. The great joys of life are only noticed when clutter is minimal. Since clutter is unavoidable, some intervention is necessary. Meditation, exercise, comic books, beer, sport games, potato chips, Eagles, videos of apes or cats, and much more. Daily routines and hobbies ward off the demons, but only if things are consumed properly, with patience and focus. Otherwise, it's just more clutter. That's why everything feels so good after you tidy up. There's something to be said for order. Choas is just a best, a sloppy animal sent from the heavens to test our will.
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