Undo You

“You do you,” is a fitting cliché for an apathetic era of humans without the wherewithal to understand how we affect each other. But it does sound a lot more polite than “Go fuck yourself.” Though the latter does seem more accurate. When the truth defied our opinions, we allowed our opinions to define the [...]

Heroes & Villains

All of our heroes were flawed. Upon this realization, we were slighted by our broken, self-invented promises of their perfection, and, even before that, by the unrelatable nature of it. We began to champion villains. We became what we revered. The openly vile are anything but disappointing and everything but unrelatable.

The Cheap Trick of Persephone

It is our nature, our instinctual response to avoid the difficulty of confrontation. Some ignore this internal pull-back, this filter between our psyche and reality, and they may be considered, at the best, brave or, at the worst, insane. But the hesitation exists in all. Most of us will go to such great lengths to avoid the [...]