Variety is the spice of life, or so have heard said. Lately I’ve been thinking that, for me, variety is a necessity. I get into these existential ruts, life seems empty and meaningless and it has never been and can never be any different. Then something happens to get me out of that rut, something new and life is cherries. Sometimes I manage to break that rut myself, but most of the time, it’s something external. I need to remind myself to stay out of that rut, to constantly do, learn, experience something new. This world is full of interesting people and things and places. There is never any excuse for boredom. Boredom is a sign of an uncreative (or depressed) mind.