It is the responsibility of every creature who has human skin to stop every once in a while, look back on the things they have said and believed…and giggle.
Sometimes it’s even necessary to openly repent in sackcloth and ashes, in front of our fellow skin-wearers.
I have said many stupid things in my life. Trying to explain why I shared these thoughts at the time would result in a series of cluttered excuses which would soon run into one another and topple the whole explanation.
So I shall not.
It is my purpose as a writer to be a truth-teller–not in the sense of pretending that I have the truth, but proving to you how I have pursued enough error that I can comfort you and warn you not to go in a particular direction.
For instance, one of the comical thoughts I once propagated was that life should be balanced. Matter of fact, I came up with a coy, little phrase: “Holy balance.”
It really did not take long for me to realize that an Earth that creates tornadoes has no intention of me ever standing on solid ground.
I now realize that life is in seasons and transitions, which we learn to enjoy. We also discover what to avoid.
I have lived long enough to view the many forms of hypocrisy which started out with the noble intention of being righteous. There are simply junctures when freedoms are acquired, upsetting those who felt they were in charge of doling out such consideration.
- I am not in charge of your life.
- I have no say in your freedom.
- And I certainly cannot tell you that I have a balanced view on my fellow human beings.
For after all, there was just too much crap put in my toilet for me to have yet caught up … with all the flushing necessary.
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