Sunday, July 6, 2014

You're On In Five Minutes...

"You look nervous."

"I am. A little. Any last words of encouragement before I go out that door and embarrass myself?"

"Well, I assume you've done all the necessary preparations and..."

"I don't know about all of them."

"Alright then, what I mean is, I guess you've done your best to get ready for this."

"I'd like to think I have, but I must admit, I did lose my focus from time to time."

"Everyone does. Anyway, you're as ready as you're ever going to be."


(smiles slightly) "It's time..."

She remembers the two rules. She remembers writing them down every day for months until she was sure she'd never forget them. And, she never did. Never forgot.

But, she did ignore them from time to time.

  1. Know thyself
  2. To thine own self be true
The door opens and she knows that it was never about the great wide world, the universe, the social interactions... 

Through the door she carries all she ever needed. All that ever mattered.

She goes through naked and alone.

She goes through ready.

You’ve been giving up things for years to get here. I dont think I even understood that. How does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?

Last passage from No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On Having Taken the Bait

You love exotic, foreign locales. You love trying the local cuisine. You love killing the local wildlife.

Yes, my friend, the world is yours.

It's not what she does. It's not the outrage that she's sparked by doing it. Hell, it's not even her really...

It's that news stories like this reveal just how full of stupid people the developed world is. And, if you think that just means people like Kendall Jones, you're missing the point.

If there are representatives of some alien society from a planet far away hovering nearby observing and making status reports regarding the advancement of humankind, surely their job has been made easier by just being able to intercept news broadcasts...

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