Holidays are upon us.
That we, reading this, have the luxury of celebration and remembrance and family, is a blessing. Many do not.
And we are stuck in the middle.
Time keeps on rolling… rolling… rolling… into the future.
Sorry bits of archaic, near forgotten song lyrics, stuck in my head. 🙂
Glad for so much here at the end of this cycle of days.
Here at the end of days, glad for so much.
But also aware of so much… that I should have made better.
We are almost a hundred years removed from the wonders and horrors of 1920, and almost a hundred removed from the wonders and horrors of 2120.
Here is hoping that in 2020, that our wonders transcend our horrors. That the places where we aspire, transcend the places where we tear down.
All speculative. All we have of any real import, is our pressure on the moment.
Is our will… applied.
Do we make a better world or a worse one.
Depends on you.
It ripples outward.
No guarantees, but we fall down going forward… it matters. The intent transcends the fall.
All this to say… embrace… better. ‘Deliberate cruelty is not forgivable.’, Blanche DuBois said in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. We are all at times cruel, and petty, but I try to always remember that line, and not be.. cruel, or petty.
Because Tennessee Williams was right, right in his 1947 Pulitzer prize winning play, and right in the Elia Kazan, nearly x-rated for the time, 1951 Academy Award Winning movie… deliberate cruelty is not forgivable.
But it is avoidable and it is correctable.
Here at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with change like the stuff of science fiction upon us, we must hold to that one true thing… to aspire to better. To be better. And to spend less energy trying to make things (our phones, our tablets, our tv, our refrigerator, our voice operated Alexa assistants, our drones)… human, and more time making humans… humane.
God, whatever God or Gods you bend your knee to, bless you and yours, and give you the wisdom here at the figurative ending of days and at the beginning of a new cycle of days, to judge your wrongs… right.
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