Wednesday, April 27, 2016
relying on the unreliable
If all things change, then all things are unreliable. It's not a threat and it's no cause for snarkiness, it's just the way things are, isn't it?
But just because all things are unreliable is no excuse for being unreliable. Make a promise, keep a promise ... or anyway, do what you can. Why? Because things look better/feel better in the bathroom mirror.
"All things are unreliable" just means I am unreliable. It may be a difficult pill to swallow, but maybe that's what life is about -- swallowing that pill without recourse to threats or snarkiness. Life is more interesting than I thought: Read 'em and weep.
And yet weeping is out of line. It's too self-serving and unreliable. There is some gay-ness to the "interesting" that life provides. Sort of like skipping. Use it, enjoy it ... life is more interesting than I thought.
What other option is there than to rely on the unreliable without falling into that trap.
I think Pete Seeger was pretty close....