A great man once said something profound.
So profound that I have forgotten what it was.
So profound that it has shaped my entire existence.
A cartoon fox once said “Fear not my friends, for this shall be my greatest performance!”
It’s funny really…could my life have been influenced by a fox? A talking fox at that?
Sadly it shows me that as I am writing this, children of my generation and those of generations after are not influenced by the words of great minds or poets or genius.
But by…sigh…an animated fox.
We are all influenced by different things.
Some by…animated foxes…ahem.
Some by the musical talents of a woman who wears meat as a dress or by a movie star or a giant purple dinosaur.
The latter has not influenced me in any way. Except maybe to dislike purple dinosaurs.
In another life maybe a great speaker would have influenced me or a wise old sage…but…I am thankful for my influences.
For the words that moulded my existence.
If not by a animated fox or a song about frogs or by images so dark they make devils cry. Then what?
A purple dinosaur?
Give me strength!
On that note my friends.
Until the next time.
The Almost Famous Author.
And Purple Dinosaur Hunter.
So, since writing this post, I have been thinking about a line from a Gorillaz song, the line…”without the truth of the eyes, the happy folk were blind.”
Makes me think…if you don’t see something, does it go away?
Is it still there when you open them again?
If you hear a scream or cry for help and you cover your ears, can you not still hear it?
If you don’t see somebody’s words, do they exist?
Do they matter?
The answer is yes.
It’s always yes.
Even if we don’t see it, it is still there.
Even if we don’t hear it, it still screams.
Even if its not written, its still thought…
Because without the truth, we are lost.
Do you see?
Until the next time…