Brian’s Reflection: Friday, October 14, 2011
Humanity I love you because when you're hard
up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
e.e. cummings, poet; he was born on this
Spoken like a true appreciator of irony! I’ve loved reading cummings since I was a high school student.
I proclaim today “Appreciation of the Charming Silliness of Humanity Day”. I mean, here we are with this big brain; with self-consciousness; with creativity; with wit and humour; with all kinds of amazing skills and talents. And yet we do the damnedest, the stupidest things!
I tend to be quite a cynic about humanity. Including about myself. But today cummings reminds us not to be so hard on ourselves. Or on each other. Reality is: big brains not withstanding, it’s part of being human to do stupid, ridiculous, harmful, not-smart, screwy things. Alas, at the present time, we all seem to be in the same boat at the same time. Very trying and very frustrating!
One great human characteristic is to be able to love each other despite it all. So, today is the First Annual LOSS Day - Love Our Silly Self Day. Today I’m going to scan the World and just shake my head and try my best to put aside everything else, and just appreciate the whole human bunch of us because we Are.
It’s a God’s Eye view. If we all do it, maybe our vibes will work a little magic.