May 26, 2006

Must Be Going

Filed under: Prose — crcb @ 10:38 pm

Somebody is always in the air, some several bodies, at this moment planes carry hundreds of people to vacations, funerals, sales meetings. On September 11, 2001, we learned to fear our wings. Strange that we had to learn. Being too stupid to be scared by fire, water, steam, volts, that blessed idiocy is what's brought us here. Wherever that is. We won't be staying.



  1. Thanks to the mention of 9/11 in this post (which is incidental to the point), I got comment spam from somebody plugging her xenophobic website. I suspect it was automatically generated, since it didn’t address the original post at all.

    I don’t feel any obligation to publish all comments, much less give publicity to all and sundry. But let me make this clear: the Democrats are too conservative for me, I proudly fly my liberal flag, and I am not a patriot — at least, not in any way most Americans who call themselves patriots would recognize. I love my country, but people — no matter where they live — are more important than any nation.

    Comment by crcb — May 31, 2006 @ 10:37 pm | Reply

  2. Here’s a quote I’ve always loved:

    “How does one hate a country, or love one?…I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply?” Estraven in “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. LeGuin

    Comment by Ida Fogle — June 28, 2006 @ 11:44 am | Reply

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