Without Darkness there can be no Light,
Without Weakness, no Strength,
Without Worry, no Faith,
Without Fear, no Love,
Without Love, no Art.
My son, whose brief but popular career as a nightclub comic, once told me that his formula for creating standup jokes was one he learned from others of his ilk. His method: make a ridiculous statement; then prove it. Hmmm;
I am not thinking of a white rhinoceros. I know this because I am saddled to an elephant hippety- hopping hither and yon. (If this isn’t funny perhaps it ‘s because I am not standing up. Try hippety hopping astride an elephant some time…or atop a white rhinoceros.)
When birds fly, when ants forage, when religions are born, when governments collapse, there is a principle involved; it has nothing to do with education, intelligence, with social history or for that matter, any noticeable measure of sanity. It is present in all group activity. It requires only the most basic instinctual fragment of decision-making. The leader of the pack “says” North, South, East or West. The pack members notice only the constituent to the left or the right and follow the observed movements. With starlings it is called murmeration. With cattle it is hanging out with the herd. With bees it is buzzin’ aroun’with yer buddies and with people it is the nod of a hundred heads to the command “Let’s get’er done.”
THE EGO TRIP
Is The Ego Trip a journey?
To trip we sometimes fall.
For some a scraped up kneecap.
While others hit the wall.
For some there is discovery, art, science and a sharing of the rewards thereof.
Perhaps the Ego Trip is a WeGo trip.
A trip for one and all.
And yes, perhaps a journey.
Perhaps we need to fall.