Online “tests” revealing traits, characteristics, or “who you are like,” run the gamut. Lyle took one of these quizzes. He was surprised to score as a “Cultural Creative.” Lyle wrote,
This is how I scored, somewhat surprising to me actually.
The one thing I think he rightly pointed out, as with all of these kinds of time stealers, ” . . . it may be fairly reflective of my views ……. today.”
One of the characteristics this little test highlighted was a belief in something beyond the rational. I read that as something transcendent, beyond ourselves. This is really not the place to attempt waxing philosophical. But, it is the place to point out in what ways we can surely agree there is something beyond ourselves.
In less than two hours, Nathan will begin playing his first set in Tuttle, America. He has played there before. But, he will play today on the 5 year anniversary of the loss of his Dad. I am told C.B. has reserved at least 20 seats! You can be sure Lyle’s own cultural creative, Nathan, will remind us all of his Dad as one point or another. And that is to point to something beyond ourselves.
Here is Lyle’s post.
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2005
|You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.
POSTED BY LYLE AT 8:01 AM