I haven't had much to say this week. My muse evaporated while looking through my blog stats at the Search Keywords used to find my blog. In a world populated by trolls, sock puppets, bullies and racists, what I found should not have surprised me, but it did.
"If God wanted us to be equal, he'd have made us all the same color."
Every time I sit down to write, no matter what I'm writing my mind suddenly turns to gift packaging. I start thinking about dog turds wrapped in tissue paper, placed in a box and then wrapped in pretty paper with a big bow. Still a dog turd no matter how attractive the package is, isn't it?
On the other hand, if I take two identically expensive diamond rings, wrap one in a pretty package, and place the other in a brown paper bag, am I destroying the equality of the two gifts? I don't think so. It isn't the outside of the package that creates the value, it's what's inside that counts.
In real life, the people I meet, the people I know, the people I love are like those diamond rings. Some of them come in the attractive packages, others in the brown paper bags. It's only when I'm online that I encounter the dog turds wrapped in pretty paper.
No matter what color we are on the outside, we're all the same on the inside. We all consist of bones, muscle, soft tissue organs, a heart that pumps blood. We all have a central nervous system and a brain that awesomely operates all the body functions that we don't have to think about, like breathing. It seems to me that the package it all comes in does very little to change how every thing else works. If that's not equality, what is?