A lot of our world it seems comes down to this: A question of what is right and what’s amiss. Exactly what’s proper depends on who’s asked, but what the stars really think goes around masked.
Am I right to see rights in a stellar corona or find purpose in spraying a potted begonia with some noxious stuff to ward off little evils (is it me that is wrong, though? Or is it the weevils just trying to find food to get through the day without any regard for gardener dismay?).
There’s no reason to think my sight is so clear as to distinguish what stars hate and what they hold dear. The Truth is obscured; the rest’s just what we think, though moral philosophers (driven to drink) have hammered at this with no ending in sight (despite probably quite a few late student nights).
Is there a clear truth to find somewhere, a fact, really explaining how we should all act? I’d like to hear thoughts and I’d like to hear reasons, but bitter, angry words keep leaving me lesions; I don’t need the pain or the grief that you bare (I don’t mean to say that I truly don’t care, but it’s not like your troubles and woe are all mine and not like I recognize any divine will or consciousness behind your personal pain; it is your own story, and so it remains).
Since discussing in prose here can wind up with curses, if you’ve statement or quibble-- come say it in verses! Iambic pentameter, rhyming couplets or haiku (I won’t judge meter harshly if you free-form like I do), or dactylic hexameter if you insist, or really any form you can find on a list-- or not; if you have a style that is artful I really don’t mind novelties by the cart-full.
I’ve no way to enforce this of course on this board-- although there might be a ravenous horde of station-duct sharks to keep order, you lot. (I’m not saying they’re real and not saying they’re not.)
It’s an endless debate and no one will win it, but the world’s pretty wide, with lots of minds in it. So come show your wit and your thoughts on what’s real, and insight, philosophy, religious zeal! There’s a whole lot to think over, and yonks to explore, so think of this list as a wide-open door for expressing what really seems real to your mind, and to take in the notions others leave behind.
To kick up the autumn leaves
In your own noggin.