the art of following 2

February 28, 2007

Begin
by descending
into
a deep
shaft
of required thinking.

With each
downward
step
move further
from the truth.

Continue
down
down
to where
a flashlight
is called the sunlight.

There
you will stay
to follow
a manufactured god.

 

15 Responses to “the art of following 2”

  1. fencer Says:

    Hi qazse,

    This reminds me of the science fiction novel, Dark Universe, by Daniel Galouye, where all humanity lives in the dark underground due to some worldwide calamity. It’s a fascinating story where they find their way around by clicking, using echoes like bats, but more to the point, light becomes God to them because they’ve never seen it…

    Hmmm… I think that relates a bit, but maybe not…

    Anyway their light you’re talking about is pretty dim!

    Regards

  2. Jules Says:

    It’s a slow descent…so slow and gradual in fact, that we often don’t realize it until we find ourselves wandering in the dark.

  3. qazse Says:

    fencer – I continue to be impressed with the scope of your sci-fi knowledge. Yes, how true, the light in the hole is dim.

    Jules- (welcome back to the blogosphere!) well put, I agree.

  4. qazse Says:

    PS to Jules, I am unable to access your site from my work…it says access denied. Did your neighbor report you to my network administrator?

  5. Bice Says:

    It’s like putting a frog in a pan of water on the stove and setting the burner on low. It’s so gradual the frog doesn’t even know it’s slowing dying.

  6. slynne Says:

    Or not every frog knows it’s dying.

  7. qazse Says:

    Yes. This discussion brings up the whole desensitization issue. I say we have been massaged into near submission.

    I was in my dentist’s office today and there was the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2007. Check it out. See what we accept as acceptable and normal.

    I’m not out to shield kids from the reality of human sexuality; but I do want all children protected from usury and mental manipulations which are counterproductive to their evolution and development.

    I would never deny SI the right to do it. But I ask them: just because you can do something, ought you do it.

    I will speak out and certainly never patronize them. I will also tell my dentist what I think, and I will write a letter to SI.

    ps: I am especially worried about the children who come home each day to an empty home. Children need structure and caring to thrive.

  8. qazse Says:

    What is problematic to me is that children are immersed in soft porn and cold blooded violence for the sake of selling product. Children ought to be intellectually and spiritually stimulated rather than sexually stimulated. There will be plenty of time for that, but if we are to prosper we must begin to stop thinking like fraternity boys and gangsters.

  9. fencer Says:

    Oh, that’s well stated… Exactly!

    Regards

  10. Jules Says:

    Qazse,

    I can’t access your site from my office either…must be some sort of conspiracy!

  11. qazse Says:

    fencer – thank you. Are you responding to both posts or the second in particular?

    Jules – Indeed. I saw them yesterday peering out from my sock drawer.

  12. fencer Says:

    Hi qazse,

    I agree with the sentiments of both your comments, but the second one seemed to elegantly summarize the situation.

    Regards

  13. qazse Says:

    Thanks fencer. I am developing a short essay on this and am looking for distinctive ways to convey my point of view without being dismissed as a “prude”.

    best

  14. sandrar Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.


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