Friday, December 12, 2008
the ducks take a field trip
In my philosophy class I learned that most people have an overly optimistic and inaccurate self judgment. People think that they are much smarter than their coworkers. Mothers think that their children are the brightest and most intelligent offspring to grace God's green earth. In social situations the average person perceives that their interactions are far more personable, warm, and engaging than the harsh reality. The depressed, however, prove to have a much more rational perception of their every day lives.
“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.”
When I was little I always found it incredibly difficult to distinguish between sins and laws. As I got older I began to notice the differences and the overlaps. To this day I have this cricket in the back of my head that still confuses the two.
The other day I passed the pond next to the library and didn't see any ducks, just wrinkles from the rain. The ducks had migrated to the grass mall adjacent to the student union. When I walked by, they didn't run, they just drank from puddles and waddled jubilantly through the field. It was almost as if the rain allowed them to take the pond with them wherever they went.