Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In the Era of Change

monsters in the dark

It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword. It is said that image is king! These sayings are embedded in an ugly truth crawling at the underbelly of every American idealism. The poet Shane Koyczan said that he doesn't keep change in his pocket; he keeps it in the tip of his pen, because sometimes the writing on the wall can use a little revision. It would be easy to notice despite all the headline chatter about change; we don't really want to commit to it. Critics cry It's too hard. Now isn't the time. This isnt the right way to do it. "

monsters in the dark

It would appear plain to me that if you knew a better way to do it; why havent you done it long before now.Will we always shoot down the vanguard of change. Will we forever as people throw eggs at what we arent comfortable digesting; hoping to chase it away with fear and hate til we appear more beautiful and intelligent in our own eyes. Pay no attention to the man in the mirror. Change is hard work and not for the weary at heart. It requires hard turns at uncomfortable g-forces and laser cuts deeper than the bones of comfortable lives. Can we not walk boldly into the dark shivering together in a unity stronger than our fears but far weaker than our hopes?

monsters in the dark

1 comment:

Andrew Stanfield said...

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Schopenhauer