23 June 2017
You can't not be a political being, even when you're announcing that you're not a political being.
- Ali Smith
from The Paris Review
Sometimes, you're lucky enough to hit upon a bit of serendipity, a bit of luck. I was reading an essay by Ali Smith, a writer of poetry and prose. Ms. Smith is a bookish sort, or at least those are the feelings that you'll be left with after reading her conversation. However, in the latter course of conversing, she talks of "political being(s)". I thought about that, rereading the short line, and then smiled.
How do we handle this brief life? I see many people who are perfectly content with skimming the newspaper or the same in a computer, but after about five minutes, they move on to other areas of life. Considering how hectic life is, it's understandable. Ah, but now enter the Age of Trump. I honestly don't understand how one can withstand this blithering fool and not carry a sign in front of the Capitol or city hall.
We all have one day less. For god's sake, make it worth it.