On Things

The things that matter are the things that care.

And the only things that care, are things that are alive.

Does your car care if you crash it, or if you don’t wash it?

Does your bed cry if you sleep somewhere else?

Do your jeans beam with pride because you wear them so well?

Does gourmet food stay fresh and hopeful until someone with a taste for the finer things in life is ready to consume it?

Yes, things can make our bodies more comfortable, but they cannot make our lives better. Better things do not make better people.  Indeed “better” things too often make people worse, while misleading them into believing they are better.  We are not the sum of the things we possess, we are the sum of the lives we have touched.

Life is made better by lives we interact with. While those lives need not be human, they must at very least have lived.

Let me finish this blog post by asking you a question… If it cannot love you back, then why do you love it?

About C.G.Ayling

Musing misuser of words, lover of lyrical literature, author, occasional contrary thoughts. An honorable man’s name, in memoriam.
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