Sunday, 1 May 2011
How to French kiss the Queen Mother
Admit it, I've got your attention. Truth is, what I really want to talk about are taboos. You know, all those deliciously inappropriate thoughts that flare in our minds every day. What's on your mind? What dark secret lurks behind those eyes, or that smile? Now I'm not advocating we share everything with each other. We'd need bigger custody suites. And can you imagine what the world would be like if we really allowed free reign to our every vice, impulse, or whim? Even I accept that society needs some level of restraint, but I don't think that means we have to always censor our imaginations. I sometimes wonder whether we all carry about too much guilt? Sometimes we'd do well to forgive ourselves and just accept that we're human. And being human is an amazing thing. Heck, being alive is an amazing thing. Do you know how statistically improbable you are? The life you live comes courtesy of untold co-incidences and happenstances. Perhaps If your Grandfather had travelled by horse and cart down the road rather than wander across the hills he'd never have met your Grandmother? Perhaps if that T-Rex had eaten that small mammal, that same mammals descendants wouldn't have evolved into the primitive creatures that would one day become us? You're a lottery winner. You've won the greatest prize of all. You exist. So don't be too hard on yourself. And if sometimes you find your mind taking a detour or two then perhaps that's just the nature of the beast.