the devil will find work for idle hands to do

The signs as The Smiths lyrics

Aries: Hand in glove, the sun shines out of our behinds, No it’s not like any other love, this one’s different because it’s us! // Hand In Glove

Taurus: You shut your mouth, how can you say, I go about things the wrong way, I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does // How Soon Is Now?

Gemini:  I wish I could laugh, but that joke isn’t funny anymore, it’s too close to home, and it’s too near the bone // That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

Cancer:  In my life, Why do I give valuable time, To people who don’t care if I live or die // Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

Leo: Is it wrong not to always be glad? No, it’s not wrong - but I must add, How can someone so young, Sing words so sad? // Sheila Take A Bow

Virgo:  The devil will find work for idle hands to do, I stole and I lied, and why? because you asked me to, but now you make me feel so ashamed, because I’ve only got two hands, well, I’m still fond of you // What Difference Does It Make?

Libra: How can they look into my eyes, And still they don’t believe me
How can they hear me say those words, And still they don’t believe me, And if they don’t believe me now, Will they ever believe me? // The Boy With The Thorn In His side

Scorpio: Learn to love me, Assemble the ways, Now, today, tomorrow and always, My only weakness is a list of crime, My only weakness is… well, never mind, never mind // Shoplifters Of The World Unite 

Sagittarius: Take me out tonight, Because I want to see people
And I want to see life, Driving in your car, Oh please don’t drop me home, Because it’s not my home, it’s their home, And I’m welcome no more // There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Capricorn: But we cannot cling, to the old dreams anymore, no we cannot cling to those dreams, Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body? I dunno… // Still Ill

Aquarius: And when I’m lying in my bed, I think about life and I think about death, and neither one particularly appeals to me, and if the day came when I felt a natural emotion, I’d get such a shock I’d probably lie, in the middle of the street and die // Nowhere Fast

Pisces: Last night I dreamt, That somebody loved me, No hope - but no harm, Just another false alarm // Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

Thoughts whilst diving in cold water

It’s an old saying that the devil will find work for idle hands to do. Old sayings are old sayings because they often have a grain of truth in them. In this case it’s a fairly accurate metaphor for all kinds of mischief.

Slight issue is that it’s not the hands but the mind that is the devils playground, the hands can be gainfully employed in all kinds of graft leaving the cogs of the brain to have all kinds of spanners lobbed into the teeth.

Thankfully, for me, excercise tends to employ enough brain power to act as a shield to demonic posession, even tediously ticking off lengths in a swimming pool has enough concentration on stroke, lap counting, breathing and generally being efficient to keep enough unprofitable thoughts at bay.

Today, whilst doing a refresher dive, in 7 degree water, the mind was engaged in buoyancy control, minimising hand movements, so to keep them clasped together and thus a little less cold, and what processing power was left was used in keeping track of the inexperienced buddy, who was trailing after me a little like a helium baloon tied on a ribbon to a toddlers wrist.

For two hours of kitting, de kitting, and diving, nothing non task related had bothered me. Perhaps this is what it means when people say to “live in the moment” Of course, if you don’t concentrate to a certain degree whilst under the water, living will become a fairly pressing concern, but it’s nice to have engrossing simplicity to concentrate on.

This is so ridiculous. This SHIT about Michael is getting so old, that literally no one pays attention to their nonsense anymore! After so many years, they still cant accept the simple TRUTH that Michael HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE innocent! For God’s sake enough with the bullshit! I have nothing else to say than this! “The devil finds work for idle hands to do” Leave him the FUCK alone already!