Hey kids!! Remember when “sneak previews” were a thing? My childhood friend Mac Boyle would get excited about them- I think I remember him getting real jazzed about the preview for that movie “Batman Returns” (The one where the Penguin bit the guy’s nose off or something.) Today, incidentally, Mac is doing great work at http://www.partyapocalypse.com/ – always an inspiration. My Dad didn’t buy into sneak previews, however. He felt they were glorified trailers that Hollywood marketers somehow got chumps to pay for. Because of this, I never got to accompany Mac to one of these gala happenings.
Anyway, I miss sneak previews, so here’s a sneak preview.
Aha! I know what you are expecting me to do. Writing a clever little snippet based around the theme of the title, with artful redundancies to add a vulnerable feel, is just what you would expect! Well let me say that I see through you all too well. Just as I see through myself.
Sometimes the longing for rest, and the longing for death, can intertwine in disquieting ways. The responsibility we have in this life, as sentient beings, to be compassionate and patient with one another, can grate on us. We may feel regretful. And perhaps we regret our level of criticism of others. Controlling the ego can be difficult, and it’s made more so when those around us have no aptitude for the task whatsoever. But, (to allow myself one preach,) I believe that this is when it is most vital for us to undertake the task- that is to say, that we ought to reign in our ego the very most, right when the egos of those around us are at their very worst. Because otherwise, the problem spirals out of hand.
This is the difficulty I’m currently engaged in. And, (to tie it rather weakly back to the title,) I think that when I succeed in this, I will be able to attack the task of life more fiercely than ever, and you won’t even have any idea what I’ll do next! Also, lots of animations on the way.