ERNEST HEMINGWAY: "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."And the devil does indeed prowl around like a roaring lion seeking those he would devour, sometimes in the guise of 'nearest and dearest', those manipulators who use and discard us when we gently reveal independent minds and hearts with different approaches neither right nor wrong, simply out of line with carefully devised, greedy schemes.
Sometimes life throws a challenge our way, one which cannot be controlled let alone understood.
Growing older does not assure wisdom's fruition. Where mounting years can, if enlightenment is sought at all, lead to wisdom, compassion, and cooperation, the same passage of time can lead to personal putrescence.
Personal Putrescence: a state of being characterized by decay rather than vitality: selfishness, greed, rudeness, manipulation for personal gain, harshness, self-concocted fantasies, irrationality, unreasonableness, madness. Those stricken remain unaware of their condition but imagine heaven at their fingertips, 'Right' on their shoulders, and enemies at all gates.
"It could be that the purpose of [their lives] is only to serve as a warning to others."
There is drama too big, too loud, too crazy for most to endure. It lives in dysfunction's heart of hearts, shows its absurdity to all but those ensnared, bleeds onto normalcy its deranged definitions, hungers for sustaining supply, yet cries - for sanity's sake - to be put out of its misery.
Order in the Court!
Be still. Be out of reach.
Villains, leave us our peace.