THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF
PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD:
THOSE WHO BELIEVE THERE ARE
TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD
THOSE WHO ARE SMART ENOUGH
TO KNOW BETTER.
No one is all good or all bad, all light or all dark. The man entering the store who lets the door slam in your face might be having a very bad day. The woman at the checkout lane who is all smiles might be having a very bad day. A cranky child might want a cookie...or a hug. A cranky middle-aged person might want a cookie...or a hug. Maybe one day, for whatever reason, we don't give change to a homeless man while another day, we do. Maybe he uses the money to buy booze. Maybe he uses it to buy food. Maybe he gives it to someone he thinks needs it more than he does.
We are broken and wounded, cracked and cratered. We are also bandaged and scarred and healed. We fall, we crawl, we stand, we stagger, we jump in celebration, we dance with joy.
The world and its people are not cut and dried. Let's make sure our art isn't either. Let's fill our stories, paintings, photographs, meals, dances with nuance and shading, angles and perspectives, spices and rhythms. Let's make sure we're among "those who are smart enough to know better" and to embrace it.