Monday, May 07, 2007

“She was not too old for it to be a tragedy, and not too young for it to be a passing event. Thus it was stuck some where in the middle, a purgatory of sorts…”

I saw Spiderman last night. Sitting in the theatre I was surrounded by kids. Kiddies gasping at the screen, yelling, “No Spiderman, No!;” their innocence unable to anticipate the inevitable doom.

Spiderman 3 is about venom; venom that can build up inside us over time. Venom happens to all of us indiscriminately. We’ve all experienced the bitter after taste of someone breaking our hearts, losing our children and getting our hopes and dreams crushed. Even the most well meaning and hopeful individual will stay up late some night, wondering “Why me?”

Venom taints life. It makes us look to an un-answering God for answers. It makes us doubt ourselves, and those around us. It hits us at our core, and moves the center of our beliefs, most crushingly in ourselves. We become petty about the silliest things, quick to anger at the smallest slights.

Venom infects everything. Our families, our jobs, our homes and most of all our outlook at life. We begin to see things through tainted lenses. Heaviness descends upon our bodies. Sadness creeps into our hearts. We yearn for more light hearted days. For the days we didn’t see the bad coming, for the days when we expected only good things, when we hoped for the best.

Every Friday Simple Enigma posts ways to better this world. It’s a great and simple idea, which goes a long way to assist destroying the venom that can build up in each of us over the years. I think we should all spend sometime examining our venom. And take the time to appreciate the venom of others, to try and understand their disappointments, and not to just see them as lost, lonely people.

8 comments:

Jdid said...

as much as experience teaches us, experience also makes us jaded and angry at the world too. its like i'm smarter now but i'm also that more upset. I guess thats why they call it the wonder of childhood where you dont know enough to be upset and full of venom.

Crankyputz said...

Jdid: See Spidey brings me great revelations..

Oh I am so angry these days...and sad....but would taking the sadness that comes with knowing than the ignorance that comes with innocence.

George said...

That was so beautifully said CP. We all have venom as you say and far too many people live their lives arounf it.

You're good.

Abeni said...

I hear you.Right now am at the angry and sad days.I'll probably blog about it sometime later.Anyway, we can't let the venom consume us

Andy said...

I liked this one .... wish we were 13 again right now :) ... we were crazy kids....

Silk Cotton Jumbie said...

Like Prof Connors said in Spiderman 3, venom is a symbiotic thing, feeding off you as much as you feed off it. But in the long run, it sucks away at you, and the sooner you let go, the sooner you can recover and move on.

I'm learning to let go.

gela said...

first ah hearing 'bout these better-the-world fridays posts of SE

Chennette said...

Ah Spidey was good!
And yes, educational and thought-provoking as only your neighbourhood superhero, and your blog can be :-D