The world’s in a bad way, my man,
And bound to be worse before it mends;
Better lie up in the mountain here
Four or five centuries,
While the stars go over the lonely ocean.
ROBINSON JEFFERS, “The Stars Go Over the Lonely Ocean”
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See there is a reason we have poets.
Nice, I wasn’t familiar with him.
Yeah, that’s were my deep understanding and appreciation of evolution comes in handy, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
It’s like those fantastic flowers blooming in our gardens, for a short moment they create structure and beauty that’s hard to fathom,
a few blinks later, ‘sad’ wilted rags, then back to dust.
I’m very Earthcentric, I mourn all humanity has destroyed these past ten thousand years, yet I’m a human and am amazed at all we accomplished.
As a kid I just thought perhaps we’d learn to slow it down a little, stretch out a good thing so more generations could enjoy what we had,
but, no. We have collectively decided, peddle to the metal, our party is all that matters.
It has been one hell of a party for those fortunate enough to be a part of it.
I’ve been in an amazing place, on the one hand I’m a poor boy from a poor family, I’ve always been a Fate’s Whim away from homelessness.
But, I’ve had qualities and skills that have had me ‘serving’ rich folks in their opulent settings.
In younger days public classy restaurants, banquets, resorts and such, but also through construction within their homes and enclaves.
Its provided this snot-nosed kid exploring the alleys of Chicago quite an interesting perspective on life.
Might have something to do with why it’s so rare for folks to relate to what I write.