Friday, October 12, 2007

Letting go

"...the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."


Remember the old philosophical discussions we used to have in our late teens and early twenties? The ones that started out assuming that we were dreaming a world that was dreaming us, and what about that tree falling in the forest?

The center of the universe, we were; our perceptions defined everything. Infinity plus one; the eternal conundrum. How heroic Rick was to give up Ilsa: we all knew that he knew that their problems were bigger than the rest of the world, but he gave her up anyway. We wondered if we could be as selfless; we liked to think we could, but secretly, we had our doubts.

Fast forward to today. No beans. Really. Not a one, much less a hill. Rick was a realist, after all.

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