Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Five little pumpkins sitting on a fence...

The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air!"
The third one said, "But we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "Let's run, and run, and run!"
And the fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"

Isn't fun a little more *palatable than most other choices we have in our lives to make?

What makes us believe this is not an empirical observation, or something not worthy of our attention?

What constitutes our understanding of something called an ecstatic truth?

Or just a plain truth, as opposed to, say, an unspoken truth? Or the awful truth, as it were?

Truth be told, we have our sensory perceptions, and we have our experiences - when all else is said and done.

So, who's to say what meme(s) will resonate in an individual organism? Which will translate easily and well within an expanded organism?

That stick in our individual and collective minds - and refuse to let any of us go?

Will we be able to formulate new guiding principles which determine new actions? Promote new vistas of opportunity?

Or new tableaux to exploit for our pillage and plunder?

Pitting the weak against the strong? The meek against the hucksters, charlatans, and chieftains of this world?

What drives our survival? Our ambitions? The existence and propogation of these memes?

Let's rely on what we actually already have - at our disposal - as opposed to what we don't have, to provide us some solutions.

And we do know this: The best things in life are still free...


[*Tomorrow: What does one do with leftover Halloween pumpkins?]