Life is Hard…and MY Life is EASY!

I have nothing particularly profound to say tonight, but I had a hard day that has only gotten harder as it has progressed. And the thing is that all of it has involved watching other people who I care about who are hurting.

Don’t want to be naive guy here, but why are so many people hurting? Why are so many people so lonely, or self-doubting, or, just tired of living?

Sometimes I just sit here, in my bed, and I just look up at the ceiling and I think about how seriously, deeply fucked up our society really is. I try to allow the enormity of it pass over me. I don’t care what cynical folks say, or post-oppression folks, or folks who make themselves feel smart by being dismissive of rage and sadness at the world…I don’t care what they say because I, even with all of my happy times and great privileges, can see just how totally senseless this place is. Not the world, because the WORLD is beautiful. But our SOCIETY…

Senseless. Without fucking sense.

And it’s amazing how many people there are who get paid, who get degrees, who build status and careers all trying to explain this mess, to package it as THE way, trying to argue how it’s good for us, that this is the best of all possible worlds. Well, perhaps so, but it still sucks…and it could be a whole lot better.

To all of you who I know or who know me and who are in pain, I love you. I love you from the core of me, from my baby self through my wide-eyed toddler self and beyond. You may not believe me and that’s part of the problem, huh? And I am sorry. And if I’m a part of the pain then I hope you really know that I’m sorry.

When I was little I just wanted to cuddle up with the Snuggles Detergent bear. I just wanted to lay in those soft warm towels with that cute little bear. Boy, have I seen alot since then.

Currently Reading:

-Dispersing Power by Raul Zibechi

7 comments

i love you too jeremy.

maybe we should invite snuggles to the sleepover.. do you have squir email address?

i dunno. i think that snuggles is still damn snuggly but is really developing squir Bear persona – snuggles@ohsoBearLike.net might yield an appearance..

Ooh, thanks for the flattering quote in your piece!

And Bruin, thanks for playing with gender there…had never thought of Snuggles in those terms, you just fundamentally transformed my worldview, and all of the categories into which I organize it. Congratulations!

ha! it’s all in a day’s work. can you believe that it’s fucken snowing outside?!?!?

– Great work once again. wonderful fmaily and seeing these made the story of that day appear!!!congratulations Jason, Theresa & Big sister (aunt amber too:)