tmbt: human rude human

There’s nothing pretty about a dirty look or a snide, snotty comment. But there is something beautiful in knowing it is pretty much never about us. And if it truly is, who cares? Human is as human does and what we do is down right rude much of the time. Rude. It’s a funny word that describes a quality of action that slights another, that dismisses or disrespects them. But what dismisses and disrespects one may not mean a rat’s ass to another. And even if it does, one person’s rat’s ass may not weight nearly as much as the next one’s. Though we are held to standards of a degree in public, at work, in our personal relationships, it’s good to know that when it all comes down to it, we’re probably doing our best. Probably. And that’s a probability that renders us helpless in the face of all these dirty, snide, snotty moments. Helpless because there will never really be anything any of us can do to erase or prevent it. The beautiful thing? The most beautiful thing? Knowing that in the nothing-to-do-ness of it all, there is the rest of life, the going-about-our-business-ness of it all, and the words of a dear friend of mine, “Just get over it”. Hard but beautiful.

~ by HeatherArtLife on October 21, 2009.

One Response to “tmbt: human rude human”

  1. Trees
    by Joyce Kilmer.

    I THINK that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day, 5
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain. 10

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.


    And yet, it seems that trees too have their dark side. 🙂

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