“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me. But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once…and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember… to relax, and not try to hold on to it. And then it flows through me like rain. And I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”— Lester Burnham from American Beauty
because i want to eat spicy, pumpkin pie tasting things as a meal. because you can’t always be bothered to try and stick a blender into a stock pot to get the soup creamy (like you have to on most squash/pumpkin soup recipes. because i love blue cheese and fucking bacon.
RULE ONE: If *anyone*, at any *time*, for any *reason*, believes in, supports, or likes a person, place, or idea, it’s only because they haven’t uncovered the fundamental contradictions underlying it and you are allowed to laugh at them because they are Less Jaded than you.
QUALIFICATION ONE: If *everyone* disbelieves in, attacks, or dislikes a person, place, or idea, it’s only because they haven’t uncovered the fundamental contradictions underlying that disbelief, and you may support that person, place, or idea, *and* you are allowed to laugh at the other players because they are Less Perceptive than you.
COROLLARY: anyone who explains the rules is a MODERNIST PIG.