Monday, March 01, 2010

At Times, On Occasions, Even On Tables

As a rule of thumb, in life, there are no hidden agendas. Above, some Emco Occasional Tables. Occasional, because occasionally (see below) they are instead cartoon weirdos trying to look like tables.

So, if the actions of your government seem mendacious, dark and sinister, it's usually not because these tax-payer agents are trying to cover up the fact that half of New Mexico was eaten by green six-leggers. It's because far too many people are not talking to each other. (In fact, the idea of any government cover-up is increasingly unlikely in any democracy these days). But when would people these days ever find the time to talk to one another?

So take time, my friends:
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
In one of his books, Albert Camus has a character in a bar who says:
I often wonder what future historians will say about us. One sentence will suffice to describe modern man: he fornicated and he read newspapers.
That was in 1956. Today it is more likely that one could say: he was scared to fornicate and didn't read newspapers.