Saturday, November 14, 2015

№ 231. Il y a

We thought that it was going to be an uneventful Friday the 13th. Then evil crept in on us. Again.

There is evil. Like our Christian concept of God it is both immanent and transcendent.

Evil knows no sleep. Knows no compunction. No restrain. It is slow, patient and deliberate.

Jean Jullien

Evil slows time. 

When time lapses into memories
that sting in slivers of papercuts

Evil slows motion. 

When motion descends into bullets
that leap in pirouettes of pain

Evil slows life.

When life smiles into melancholies
that seep in the folds of everyday. 

This was the site of ground zero back in 2006 when I visited New
York. Once there were two mighty towers standing as testaments to
guns and gold. If you want to humble an empire it makes sense
to maim its cathedrals.
 But what about the loss of human lives?
What purpose does it serve?

Bento Box:

We live in a world that is becoming more hostile to the top of the food chain, that's us humans: pollution, violence, stress, meltdowns, poverty, inflation. Supply your complexity here: _____________.

Pandora unleashed this when she opened the box of curiosities. Should we head back to the "simpler" times before science, technology, globalization, social networks and free trade became the norm?

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