A LEAF HAS FALLEN FROM A TREE IN HYANNIS PORT; NOTHING MORE
With the constant news of Ted Kennedy's death, Costa Mesa's Lonely Old Man has become more depressed and fearful about the nothingness he faces.
Most of the time, his ignorance-is-bliss attitude helps him forget that he is a dead end in his family line.
Now, with the news full to the brim with aspects of Ted's death, the Lonely Old Man can't easily forget that he is extinction walking and that none will walk after him in his image.
The Lonely Old Man turns on his TV and there he sees Kennedy's casket at an Irish Wake and he hears and sees Ted's children--looking and sounding much like Ted--telling the world about their father.
No one has to say that Ted lives on in his children. It is seen in the fact that they look like him and talk like him.
The Lonely Old Man looks at the young Kennedys and he hears them speak. Suddenly, a cold sweat and a trembling overtake the Lonely Old Man as he looks around his quiet, lifeless and barren home that has never known the laughter of children. He now has a cosmic loneliness. His is the fate of the Dodo. He is extinction walking.
There on the TV, as winter takes Ted, spring is present in his children. And they carry Ted within; not just in memories or photos that will soon fade but in their flesh and blood.
What has really happened? Ted Kennedy didn't die. A leaf just fell from the Kennedy Family Tree only to be replaced by new leaves bearing the old leaf within. The tree is unfazed and will live on, growing and shedding leaves as the season determines. For this is the way of all living things that are full of life. Not so, the living dead such as the Lonely Old Man who is a dried up husk and incapable of producing new leaves or even original thoughts. The sap has never been strong in the Lonely Old Man and this has made him bitter and foul in the winter that is now upon him. It is a winter with no spring to follow. There is no way to turn back the clock and take a different path. The future holds only true death and true nothingness.
In rare lucid moments the Lonely Old Man considers his mortality. We humans don't live very long. The Earth has been in existence for almost 5 billion years and is expected to exist for many billions more. Ted Kennedy was only here for 77 years. Born in 1932, died in 2009. The Lonely Old Man looks at that birth year--1932--and he realizes that's not very many years from when he was born. Again, he is gripped with an existential fear for having been nothing, accomplished nothing, done nothing in his life that has any real meaning at all.
We are born, we live and we die. And, what was the purpose for our existence--those few short years between birth and death? Was it to have a nice job, a fancy home an expensive car? Is that what it's all about? Such things are worthless.
There is only one real and genuine purpose in the existence of any form of life: to live to pass on its DNA to the next generation. It is no different for us than it is with Mayflies who are born without mouths in the morning (because they are not born so they can eat--they are born to breed, as is all life), and who die in the evening after passing on their DNA. All life is born to expand itself.
There are no exceptions. We live to make more like ourselves. Everything else is just window dressing.
Yes, a leaf fell in Hyannis Port, but not before it made new leaves in its image. When the leaf falls in Costa Mesa at the Lonely Old Man's home, there will be no more leaves to replace it and that family tree will die and will never in the billions of years yet to come grow again.
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BLACK FATHER ATTACKS 4-YEAR-OLD SON FOR WEARING RIVAL GANG COLOR
America continues to become like the Third World. LINK
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BLACKS IN ATLANTA UNITING TO KEEP A WHITE OUT OF CITY HALL
Wall Street Journal report. LINK
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LA TO TEAR DOWN BARRACKS STYLE SLUMS IN WATTS
Meanwhile, Costa Mesa plants flowers in front of our barracks style slums. LINK
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BLACK COP THREATENS TO ARREST WHITE ANTI-OBAMACARE PROTESTER FOR SIGN
Free speech? Not if you oppose Obama, apparently. LINK to story and video.
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