When I was a young adult and my idealism less battered by experience and disappointment, I believed that problems could always be solved without resorting to violence. I wish it could be so, but I no longer believe that as a species we’ll ever really accomplish it. There will always be one person in the group who won’t go along. Peace — real peace — doesn’t seem to be part of our internal make-up.

And yet … and yet …

Maybe it’s just a matter of changing weapons. And then sharing a drink.

Tipping my hat to Sully, again. He always finds the best videos.


4 Responses to “Boom”

  1. blue girl Says:

    That was great, Wren.

    It just makes the thought of human beings pointing guns at other human beings and actually pulling the triggers seem so… barbaric. And crazy. Crazy!

    I was over at Kent State last week, visiting my old stomping grounds, and walked over to the May 4 memorial. The thought of the Nat’l Guard shooting randomly into a crowd of students like that STILL is unbelievable to me. And MORE unbelievable are the people I’ve heard DEFEND the Nat’l Guard.

    It’s a crazy world.

  2. It sure is, BG. I don’t think we humans would still be around, though, if there weren’t so many of us who would never pull that trigger. Thank goodness for that.

  3. Bill Stankus Says:

    Here ya go!

    Featherweights: Detroit police halt pillow fight
    From Associated Press
    April 04, 2009 8:29 PM EDT

    DETROIT – Police in Detroit have ruffled some feathers after they cracked down on an organized pillow fight at a downtown park.

    The Detroit News reports that police at Campus Martius Park prevented the feathery fight Saturday by disarming pillow-toting participants. The bout was part of a worldwide event organized on social networking Web sites.

    Michael Davis of Hamtramck says police confiscated the 32-year-old man’s pillows but returned their cases. He says he was told that he needed a permit.

    Scott Harris of Ferndale told the News that it’s “not illegal to own a pillow.”

    Detroit police spokesman James Tate says cleanup was the issue.

  4. Awwww phooey.

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