Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I was thinking.

Here's a thought - whether we bring an end to terrorism or achieve world peace or what have you, some cataclysmic force beyond our control, some act of God, Mother Nature, or pick your supreme being/natural force, could totally wipe us out despite ourselves.

And yet, I find it comforting that something outside of ourselves -a meteor, extreme seismic activity, a virus - could be our undoing. It makes our petty squabbling seem pretty stupid and useless and puts everyone on the same playing field - except of course for those people who get to hide in the big cave in case we actually see the meteor before it stikes a la Deep Impact. Or those who get the vaccine because they live in a wealthy country or know the right people.

Hey, I didn't say it was a happy thought.

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