Tuesday, January 16, 2007

hi, jack

saw United 93 last night. very good. and very, very scary. the adrenalin was rushing through my veins as if it would change a damn thing. but even if i could produce all the adrenalin in the world, it would never make a difference.

why can't we all be friends? "now surely, you're being naive. it's really not that simple, you know." yes it is. we're just making things difficult. difficult for ourselves, for each other, for a whole globe of anonymous beings who we harm by acting like we do. i don't care what god you like - or rather, i do care. but i don't mind. either our gods are the same and then we shouldn't pester each other with how we call Him/Her/It, or our gods are not the same and then we shouldn't try to take things into our own hands. our gods, if we believe they are so powerful, can work it out themselves. if we can't even believe that, then where is our faith.

let's keep things simple. it's the only way to keep afloat. whatever you believe in, whatever your race, whatever your whatevers, if you are kind to me, then i will be kind to you. aye, there's the rub. i should reverse that. better: if i am kind to you, then please be kind to me. to soften the sharp edges of this world, kindness should be a starting point, not a goal. it is a means, and no "if" should be included in that proposition.

yes, i am stating the obvious. no, things are not being depicted simpler than they are. for things are what they are, we just tend to change them into something worse.

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