Pronunciation: k&-‘thär-s&s
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ca·thar·ses /-“sEz/
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek katharsis, from kathairein to cleanse, purge, from katharos
Date: circa 1775
2 a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression

I spent the past hour making changes to the computer room – some cleanup and re-arrange, because it needed it. I feel oddly refreshed, and realized that this is what I probably needed – a cathartic exercise to cleans the mind, if not the body, and the computer room.

I’m sure the Pink Floyd only helped, but it’s onlt DSOTM – I’d much prefer the earlier stuff for this – but I can’t find my copies of Meddle, Works, or Ummagumma. Perhaps it’s time to pick those up on CD.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Catharsis

  1. badger says:

    Feel free to borrow my Floyds, I’ve got several. Don’t have Works.

  2. alchemist says:

    I’ll definately have to take you up on that – I really need the trippy stuff again – it helps me think.

    I could go into my discussion of why I dislike Roger Waters PF (or “Pink Floyd 1973-1983 : it just sucks”), but I’m sure you’ve heard something similar from rabid fanboys…and I’m not a rbid fanboy this week

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