Friday, September 14, 2007

unfettered ...

the difference between ‘i don’t mind’ and ‘i don’t care’ ...

one is respectful indifference and the other is crassly rude ...
‘mind’ is thoughtful and tolerant, ‘care’ is thoughtless and cruel ...
it’s always interesting to learn how words define who we are;
our thoughts and actions.

i have so much respect for a well-crafted statement -
for poets and wordsmiths who accurately
define the depth of a thought -
its’ truth.

i have the same respect for artists who articulate their ‘vision’ -
unfettered by the constraints of peer pressure,
popular demands, and self indulgence.

i’m interested in pertinence.
ultimately, i respect the truth.
i do care.