13 March 2008

wonka and wisdom

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

-Willy Wonka

I have found more and more that it is often the triviality of this life, the nonsense, that allows us to so passionately pursue the heavy things of this life. People from all kinds of backgrounds escape from the harshness of this world in all kinds of ways. Starving Africans watch soccer and cheer for men to give them victory in some aspect of life. Bored Americans obsess over Hollywood gossip to the point that many know Britney Spears better than members of their own household. It's all the same. Watching sports or movies. Going to the theater or the pub. Escape. Enjoy a little bit of nonsense. Whatever that is to you.

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