Simulant

Do you know what the great failure of humanity is, right now? People believe that we can stay connected without in person, organic, dialogue. We don’t really know who the other people are, when one can’t look another in the eye, and see the sincerity, or lie, in their expression. We’ve relegated communication to text, to […]

Diamonds and Plastic

To some, the ideas of honesty, integrity, and decency, are as precious of diamonds. These intensely valuables gems are formed deep within the earth with immense degrees of patience, pressure, and time.  They are incredibly durable, being of the most resilient of all substances.  These diamonds are useful, their immutability useful in all manner of […]

Prestidigitation

What is fear without a rush? What of confidence without doubt? What is ecstasy without melancholy? What of silence without song? It’s the great emotional sleight of hand, the divulging of one and sublimation of the other. It’s the perfect sentimental illusion. Proffering grandness while shrinking another. What is anger without meekness? What of love without […]

Immolation and Rejuvination

We fear its destruction.  We fear the rage.  We fear the inevitability of cataclysmic eruption.  We shy away, and keep our distance from the gurgling pinnacle.  As the burbling mouth spews blood-hued globules into the sky, we cower and shudder. We dare not venture close to the heat tinged aperture.  We won’t come close to […]

Rivers, Smiles, and Sun

At a certain point, we become aware that our lives have a certain trajectory.  Some believe that it has been preset since the day we are born.  We may choose to fight against it all we want, but that’s  wastefully pointless. It’s best to accept whatever course that you are on. Life is like a […]