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The Past Sure Ain’t What It Used To Be

The Past Sure Ain’t What It Used To Be

conflict, critical judgment, culture, death, Fundamentalism, Ideology, Islam, peace and justice, Politics, Rationality, Religion, Religious War, Science, Uncategorized, war
I’ve heard that, as you get older, you tend to get more nostalgic about the past, perhaps because your mortality weighs more heavily upon you, so that you pine for a “do-over” before the Great Cosmic Electoral College rules you the victor … or not … or perhaps because you simply have more to remember, and therefore more to be nostalgic about. Whatever … anyway, I have found that to be true, at least in terms of politics and political discourse in the Nation. With due allowance for the human tendency to imagine the past as some kind of Lake Woebegone-like golden age “when men were men and children were all above average,” it does seem to me that my nostalgia is more or less firmly grounded in fact, not fancy, all the more so because I am waxing nostalgic about events and trends of quite rec

decay

aros, Haiku, Poetry, smallstone, wowh
when i see a polar bear stranded on an ice flow, i can only think that this is horrific. my heart jumps into my throat at wondering about the terror that this small cub must feel and the inevitability of her drowning. and that she cannot understand what is happening. an innocent mind void of thoughts of global-warming or man-made changes in landscaping. this beautiful creature is paying the price for our sins. marshmallow bear rests disintegrating ice flow infinite seas Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 16 – February 16th – Theme or Word: Sin Form: Haibun