Friday 2013-08-16

From a letter of note written by Charles Bukowski:

"Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors."

And what hurts is the steadily diminishing humanity of those fighting to hold jobs they don't want but fear the alternative worse. People simply empty out. They are bodies with fearful and obedient minds. The color leaves the eye. The voice becomes ugly. And the body. The hair. The fingernails. The shoes. Everything does.

[permalink] Next paragraph is good too: "What do they do it for? Sex? TV? An automobile on monthly payments? Or children? Children who are just going to do the same things that they did?" --Rehana

[permalink] I saw it as a reminder that living to avoid can be much worse than living for. One has to balance the motivation of living in fear of a nearing Future with enjoying what is here today. -- Patrick