Thursday, December 08, 2005

In Memoriam

I've always believed it was ironic that the lyrics of his last album included the line "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

Twisted individuals destroy creative geniuses, that seems to be the legacy of America since World War II. One can tie this thought in so many ways: the debate over evolution, the rise of the fear-mongering Christian right, the persecution of President Clinton, the assassinations of John, Robert, and Martin, and of course, this John.

But stupidity abides. Reagan outlived his feeble, small mind. I suspect Bush will as well.

You may be gone, John.

But you are far from forgotten. While this mortal coil contains idiots, the larger world that you now inhabit only allows for genius. I aspire one day to join you there.