on driving rudely after church (a re-post)

August 13, 2006

Like some reverse square dance,
or perhaps a big bang of humankind,
we travel away from each other
into little corners of the universe
to watch from a distance.

4 Responses to “on driving rudely after church (a re-post)”

  1. Jules Says:

    The distance here is what speaks to me. Is it safer at a distance? Is it easier to see “each other” objectively from a distance? Or does this distance need to be bridged? Thanks for making me think.

  2. qazse Says:

    I observe much rude behavior takes place after church when congregants leave the church, mount their vehicles and begin the frenzied egress from the parking lot. Some think they have a right to cut off noncommunicants traveling through the “call me devout zone”. This particularly frosts my castanets.

    We all talk a good talk but when it comes time to put up, few of us can be found.

    I believe distance needs to be bridged. That is not to say that solitude or perspective is not important. But to me distance connotes insular and suspicious while solitude and perspective imply a respect for space.

    It is certainly safer to be at a distance. And in some situations it is wise. But for the most part I believe problems can only be overcome through dialogue and then action if needed.

    I think for many people it is very hard to be close.

  3. twitches Says:

    I like poems that need the titles to be complete.

    It’s impossible for me to be polite when I drive. That’s why I don’t go to church.

  4. qazse Says:

    me too!

    “It’s impossible for me to be polite when I drive. That’s why I don’t go to church.” is  very funny. Set up. Punch.


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