In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight
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The edge of the world

So I was thinking... You know how people often say that something was so ugly that it was cute. or that you loved something so much it turned to hate. Or even that you hated something so much you almost loved it in a way. The idea that you can go so far in one direction, to such an extreme that you somehow fall off the edge of the world and reappear on the other end. Sort of like asteroids. Remember when you you finally were forced to move instead of just spinning around and shooting rocks and then you occassionally had to actually fly out of view and appeared at the exact opposite side of the screen.

So why am I pondering this? Well, I think I might be close to coming to such an extreme of cynicism that I'm afraid I'm going to fall off the edge and end up as some bleeding heart schmuck who believes in the good in every person. It has me sorta worried. Maybe I should temper my cynicism just a weee little bit so that I don't have to worry about such a creepy reversal. Why do I think I might be hitting this cynical extreme you might ask? Welp, I just heard that song, "Christmas shoes" and my first thought was, this is some huge fucking scam. I just know that little fucker's going to go hock those shoes and buy himself a hit of crank or something. In case you've never heard the song, I'm reprinting the lyrics below. Let me know if you think I'm in danger of catestrophic reversal too.

Newsong
The Christmas Shoes

It was almost Christmas time, there I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two, not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes

His clothes were worn and old, he was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "Son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said Mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do,
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes

So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
I'll never forget the look on his face when he said
Mama's gonna look so great

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about

Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight
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