By ice rivers
Should we fear the supernatural? Oh yeah. We are the supernatural. We are the only conscious existences on earth. God damn it And he/she did…. as we all know from Eden.
That’s when we began to be self conscious. Eventually self consciousness leads to death consciousness. We alone are death conscious and that is our Rubicon. When we grew to realize death we realized ending. Soon after discovering ending we became conscious of beginning and middle as well. When we watch movies or read stories or tell stories, we like them to have a beginning a middle and an end. That’s consciousness.
We get the feeling that we’ve got to do something…got to go somewhere…got to see somebody….and not just for reproduction or survival. Yeah birds migrate but that’s all about survival. Pretty sure they don’t plan in advance. They just go. I’ve seen thousands and thousands of birds in my life. I’ve seen maybe a couple dozen dead ones. Where do they go to die. Do they die in mid-air and disappear? They’re not worried about death or disappearance……no idea what any of it it is.
Birds as a species like bees are disappearing rapidly. When the birds and the bees start to vansih, we ought to suspect something. Something big and not kind.
A mushroom showed up in my yard a couple of days ago….one single solitary mushroom. I don’t think that mushroom was lonely. Don’t think that mushroom was worried about me getting my driver out and practicing my swing even though the head of the shroom was perfectly teed up and getting out my driver and practicing my swing was exactly what I was thinking until this morning when the mushroom was gone. Don’t know where it went
Just gone like the birds and the bees.no funeral no grieving no nuttin except I guess THIS which I am able to do because I (like you) am supernatural.
I’m gonna die. I know it. You know it. My daughters know it as do all of my friends and lovers who remain alive. I’ve known it for a long time probably since I was three years old when a friend of mine, Sammy Ferrante, got run over in his own driveway by a cement mixer.
These words might outlive all of us and emerge as art until the end.
Art itself is supernatural because it reminds us that we’re alive which means we’re conscious which means we’re aware of death. Even though art is supernatural, we don’t need to fear it. We don’t need to fear all of the supernatural. That would be crazy….yet….
That lunatic who just walked into the church and started murdering everybody, he was supernatural. He was conscious of death, probably very conscious of it. He was something to fear and for God sake somebody sold this guy some guns.
The guy who sold the guns was/is supernatural as well. Very supernatural…very conscious of death. The guy makes his living by dealing in deathmakers although I guess he can justify it by rationalizing that the weapons will only be used to eliminate deers or bears or coyotes or other natural beings who don’t know or care about death anyways so no biggee.
Like birds and bees although we don't need a gun to kill the bees. We kill them naturally.
And for further supernatural reasons, I’m past the beginning of this post, past the middle, entering the beginning of the end of the middle because I’m running out of time. Dinner is waiting. I have to be there for that…we’re having some variety of chicken.
Pretty sure the chicken didn’t see THAT coming. Aside from sunrise..the chicken had no idea what time it was. He was used to being fed. He was used to the same schedule. He was far from afraid.
Time is on our side. No other creatures on earth have the slightest idea what time it is,although most know night from day, especially owls, anteaters and other nocturnals who prey at night although time measured in terms of light and dark is far from hours and minutes.Even a one eyd owl has no idea how old he is. We use time to measure where we are in life…beginning…..middle or let’s just say senior which is a nice way of saying close to the end, down by the river.
This seems like a good time to begin the ending as you and I and all of us have something we have to do and we better get to it for time is running out on getting that thing done.
When everybody has everything done that would be a great opportunity to bow out gracefully and become extinct.
Maybe that’s what our computers are helping us to do and hoping that we don’t teach them about death or time.
Hawking is telling us we’ve only got 600 years left until the whole shebang turns into a fireball so the computers better hurry which they are incapable of doing unless we teach them what they don’t want to learn..
Then when we’re gone…the supernatural is also gone.
No ghosts…no werewolves, no zombies…..no more death
no more time
and that and this are the ends.