There’s a few things I would like to address today, apart from the fact that I am rich now, and I have a new computer and a new phone. I would like to address all the people who were failed by the justice system. I would like to address the little kid who was punished by the teacher because some bullies set him up. I would like to address the countless zoo animals who live and breathe in captivity. Actually, the zoo animals don’t fit into this category but whatever. I would like to address the waiter who never got tipped because the chef was too slow at cooking. What all these people have in common is that they couldn’t prove their innocence. That’s what it comes down to, proof. The regular pack of Chocopies I ate today, had the extra cocoa ones in them. I have no proof of it now, because I ate it all. That’s what life does to screw you sometimes, it takes away the proof. All of a sudden the proof is NOT in the pudding. It’s gone. 30 years later, when you least expect it, the proof walks by you at a railway station, but now it’s too late. So you let the train go.
A phone call
A friend called me today, and at the time I wanted to get it over with as soon as I can because I was at work, but I’m thinking of it now, and I’m tearing up a little. This is the gist of what he said: “It’s been a while since we talked. I just wanted to check on you, and see if you are okay. Lets hang out sometime. It’s nice to hear your voice”. A phone call like that goes a long way. People need a phone call like that one. And already, I can say, with confidence, he’s a lifetime friend. He just is. People like that are rare. If you have people like that in your life, consider yourself real lucky. Hold on to those people. And you know what? Once in a while, be that friend. I have reached out for help in the past, and have been met with dead silence. It’s not a great feeling. I guess that’s what life is. When everything closes down on you, help comes from the least expected person. Also, sand flies spread black fever. Goodnight.
Who needs help
In the news today, I read about people being denied permission to enter their own apartments by ‘concerned’ neighbours. There’s news about husbands denying wives permission to enter their own homes for fear of infection. Children who live/work far away are being asked by parents not to come home. Scores of migrant workers are stranded across the globe. I thought about this, and I know I am no different. I would do the same thing. I am not going to go out of my way to help others, if there is a risk to my own life. Is that evolution or animalistic? I am reminded of a line from The Dark Knight. “In their last moments, people show you who they really are”. A Pandemic like this one shows that it doesn’t really need to get to the last moment. Sometimes people start showing you who they really are, way before the last moment.
I saw a very disturbing picture today. A man guarding his starving family against cannibals. Helplessness is a horrible feeling. Having nothing to eat is an extremely sad situation. On top of that, this dude has to defend his family from people who are trying to eat them. I can’t help but try to put myself in this guy’s shoes(though he wasn’t wearing any). What would I do? How would I escape from this clusterfuck of a situation? How would I save my family? Who would I turn to for help? Why is this happening?