Wednesday, April 19, 2006


There are different reasons why we do different things but a single, converging constant... a well of unintended consequences if you like... appear to us over and over again within the actions of our everyday.

A world without Christ, we would assume and believe, would be a world without purpose.

A world without purpose would only be left to its own devices...

I'm not trying to be overtly essentialistic in saying that the world is some monochromatically divided slide rule of significance and difference... where the acceptable measurement is etched onto the metal slide rule with an exacto knife... that would some how suggest that we would offer up room in our brains to entertain the possibility of rejecting such wonderous complexity. Such rejection, I envision, would lead the earth (panoramic wide screen shot from thousands of miles way) to spontaneously implode, shrink and finally disappear with a neat little beep, almost in a Monty Python cartoon sort of way with old English comedians doing the Mr. Bean murmur in the background.

Ah yes... complexity.

I know complexity like Tom Cruise knows psychology.

How God has blessed us with complexity and the associated difficulties that have arisen due to the aforementioned. Some tools I've known have related such complexity and unpredictableness as being the "spice" of life or "what makes life interesing".

Oh Please... if the events of your life till the day you die were to be magically recorded onto a Palm Pilot calender... and if this PDA were to magically be stored in the top drawer of your desk... would you not be tempted to look at it? I know some of you out there will inevitably turn your selves into tools by answering with such post-modern ramblings akin to the ultimate tool of tools... Foucault. I don't know about you... but if I were to know all the disease and illness of which myself and those close to me were to kick the bucket with... and if I had the power to stop these things by simply looking at this PDA calender... I, and anyone else, would probably do the same. The whole disease thing only be one example of which I assume would be many.

But there are no such PDAs... yet... and until we can do what Dr. Sam Beckett did in the hit TV show, "Quantum Leap"... we are sadly bound by our global society's limited knowledge of advanced quantum physics... for the sake of Elvis and JFK to name a few.

So where's the spice in knowing? The whole point is that we can't water down the kimchi by simply dipping it into a cup full of water. We'll always have to have the spice with our kimchi.

Complexity will undoubtedly remain... that is why we are all doing different things and at different times. How would you know if the world was boring if everything were in fact the same? You wouldn't know... because you can never experience such perfect monotony and sameness... not possible... not even by buddist monks... sleeping positions, and the way the poop lands in the toliet... nothing will be the exact same... ever.

But to contradict myself... again... we often end up, in what we percieve, to be the same place. Why?

... (to be continued... like you care...)