Don't take any of it too seriously. You know how it all ends. I'm thinking that everyday kindness just might be our most underrated commodity. It seems to me that I learn a little, then have to learn it again.
Sometimes it feels like life is just a distraction, but from what?
Love is the only thing that I see that has any value. I've spent a lifetime trying to nail water to the wall. Try to give love away and they're suspicious. I'm just beginning to figure some of this stuff out. You just love.
If I had waited to learn to write, I never would have written. I suppose you could make a similar case about my love life. I've managed to live a long time without learning to do anything. I suspect that more than a few others could make this claim. Most, I suspect, don't know it. Don't mistake self-awareness for self-deprecation.
If you're waiting for life to make sense, have a seat. It's gonna be a long wait. Now that ignorance has thrown in with hate and greed to form a particularly ugly brew, pull up a chair and pull down the shades.
Imagine my surprise to discover that I'm Black. Gay. Female. Trans. Hell, I'm a communist! I'm just here in a white guy disguise, planted as a spy.
Do I seem cocky? I know about love. I understand what your money's worth. Really worth. I can see that the glazed ham-headed emperor is naked and, honestly, I wish that I couldn't.
Stand up and tell the truth. Do it with all the love in your heart. If I were famous, they would kill me. If I were wealthy, they would institutionalize me.
My plan this morning was to make fun of the Space Farce. I wandered off-course. Forgive me.
Am I self-absorbed or am I merely reflective? What difference does it make? I've always had more than I expected and more than I needed. Of everything.
The sweetest people in the world have crossed my path. Some of them were famous and that was always exciting at the time. Most of them, of course, were not. Now, I worry that I have neglected thanking most of you.
My ambition in life is that I might be able to pass along some small portion of the love and the kindness that has been shown me. I'm including more than a few with more than two legs.
Might as well let it all ride on red. Why not? Every generation has new fears, modern nightmares. It's hard for me to believe that nazis are back. The KKK. No wonder I'm not big on nostalgia.
If only the ones who declare war had to pay for it. When the military industrial complex figures out how to get richer off of technology, tanks, bombs and submarines will quickly become obsolete. Elon Musk will lead the big military parade. Imagine! Nerds with laptops marching up Pennsylvania Avenue.