Saturday, December 23, 2017

when all my villains die

I wonder -- are things better or worse when all your villains die? Or perhaps not "die" (the word so often carries with it red-hot snapback reactions) but just sort of evaporate like smoke from a wood fire.

What would happen if Voltaire were up-dated: "If Donald Trump did not exist it would be necessary to invent him."

Or, to use less inflammatory words ... pick your own villain(s).

Would I be serene-r, compassionate-er, more peaceful ... or would I be grinding my teeth in resentment? Of course, on the surface, I would be smooth as melted butter if all my villains disappeared/died/faded, but sub rosa, down where it really counts, would I be pissed off as a wet cat?


  1. I think you need to make peace with your inner villain. All others rate red herring labels.

  2. Trump seems like he has picked Kim as his villian. I was in a meditative mood, then a fortune cookie suggested that I keep in touch.