Saturday, June 12, 2010

Reflections on being human

Do you find yourself caring about nothing, and then the next
minute caring deeply about everything?

Being human is such a contrary thing.

I found myself thinking quite a lot today about being a human.
I'm not sure I like it.

Being confident one minute, and the next being in a social
situation where you are all elbows and awkwardness.
Loving life, and then thinking people really are a brutish,
nasty lot.

Amazed that we want to save the poor birds drownding in oil
filled waters, like good custodians of the earth - and then
realizing we hunt for sport, and did such things like wipe
out the buffalo.

Feeling smart and scientific as we reach for the stars, and
then taking a hard look at the strange things we believe
without proof in our religions. And most find no contradiction.

Feeling joy, despair, exhilaration, boredom, angst, plodding
dullness, frustration, happiness, on and on, the craziness,
the bundle of frazzled energy flinging ourselves onward towards
death. What a strange creature are these humans.