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Saturday, 15 October 2005 06:02

"We'll All Be Dead" - Finding Love in a Nihilistic Time

PEJ News - C. L. Cook - When asked what he thought his legacy might be, George W. Bush awkwardly replied: "The future...well...we'll all be dead." Or, so says Bush biographer, Bob Woodward.

It's true.

All our toil, yours and mine, will come to an end. We will, like the billions before us, come to dust; our efforts, for good or ill, largely forgotten and, in the final analysis, deemed to have made as much impact on the greater world as the proverbial pebble's wake in a pond. So, why bother?


"We'll All Be Dead" 
Finding Love in a Nihilistic Time
C. L. Cook

PEJ News.org
October 15, 2005

George's unintentional insight cuts to the core of the dilemma "human earth" now faces. We homo sapiens have evolved to the point where our continuance depends on the diminishment of our home. With every purchase we make, the planet is a little less able to survive in the form we know it. And, while we may indeed be dead down the road, the legacy we leave will, necessarily, be carried by those that follow.

Love Is All You Need!

It is miraculous, given the state of affairs on our sad and beautiful orb, humans yet get together and love each other. Through the ultimate expression of optimism, the human heart still yearns for the fulfilment only available to those willing to open their hearts.

But, there you go: Life is irrepressible.

Today, talking to a dear friend, we mutually mourned the world and its apparent destiny. Stalwarts both, we confessed of suicidal thoughts. Whether for that "great world's"  sad estate, or the more trivial concerns that vex, haunting us individually, we spoke of denying irrepressible existence and having an end to it.

As is our Prerogative.

Hope is, as a friend once said, a razor sharp implement whose cut can both cure and kill. Today, the sun is breaking the cloud, and an improbable October day is hitting the 80 Fahrenheit mark.

Moving into the future's murk we will remember the meaning of humanity.

With a smile, a friend admitted to a blossoming love affair.

Life Is irrepressible!

Chris Cook
hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcast from the University of Victoria, Canada. He also serves as a contributing editor to PEJ News. You can check out the GR Blog here.


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