Here's a bit I wrote a few years back. I don't remember if I ever posted it here so here ya goes...
Of all the things living creatures need besides food water fast internet connections free tuition, and freedom from fear. Besides all them swell things after our tummies are full, and our bladders emptied we need I mean 'need' Beauty.
I mean the 'real deal'. Not some jazzed up stuff deliberately cooked, and salted to make us wanna buy or fuck something. You'll know it when ya see it. This because it's imprinted on our souls it's in our DNA it's in all our damned dreams for Christ's sakes!
I don't need to crank out some big deal essay here because you already know what I'm talking about.
We all of us know that this fucked up smelly machine we're trapped in ain't beauty. Not even close. Hey underclass squalor or dolled up middle class neon forget it. It's the Devils work all of it.
Beauty can't be made or bought it's a right.
Time was you couldn't toss a custard pie without hitting Beauty between the eyes. She was everywhere, and she smelled great too!
Seen her lately?
It's like we don't deserve her anymore. It's as if she's afraid of us now. 'Don't blame her what with most of us turned into greedy frightened demons or hapless victims.
What with all that maybe we have to earn her back. We have to woo Her, convince Her that She's our birthright again. We should peruse this Holiest of Sacraments.
We need to take a long steamy hot bath in virtue or something. We've got to scrub the stink of greed, and boredom off our souls.
That done maybe just maybe she migh drop us an email for lunch somewhere.
It's worth a shot.