Coalesce: (v) come together and form one mass or whole.
“Can you get behind this?”
People are always asking me that. They think they have found a noble cause and they want to enlist my support so as to create the appearance of mass approval
I don’t want to get behind anything.
I don’t like to be pushy, and if you’re standing behind something, you’re always pushing it.
I also don’t like to pull things. If a cause has so much dead weight that it needs to be pulled forward, it probably needs to be taken out behind the barn and shot.
I like to find things that are historically, emotionally, humanly and creatively everlasting, and melt into them.
Although there is a great struggle to become famous and well-known, the chance of such an event occurring in one’s life is astronomically small. I think the best you can hope for as a voice crying in the wilderness–or as a penner of thoughts–is to be considered an I. R. S. writer. And the I. R. S. stands for “I Read Somewhere.”
Nobody will ever remember it came from me, or you, but they might reference the material in making a point.
In a day and age when we think that peace and good will come from spending money on bombs, it is unlikely that you will find a following of human beings who want to focus on your particular message of cooperation.
But simply deciding to coalesce oneself into great expectations and noble efforts is the best way to pass the time while we either wait for common sense to have its day, or for us to complete the journey… and be recycled into the stardust.