Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.

5.18.2010

If by "Family" You Mean the Human One

Text of
Petit, the Monster
by Isol
(Translated by Elisa Amado)

Do you know Petit?
Petit is a good boy who plays with his dog.
Petit is a bad boy who pulls girls' hair.
Petit can be very nice to Grandfather Paco
and very mean to pigeons.

His mother asks him,
"How can such a good boy
sometimes do such bad things?"
Petit doesn't know how to answer.

It's because it's hard to figure out!

Because Petit is bad when he tells a lie
and good at telling stories.
Bad at math.
Good at writing.
Petit takes very good care of his toys,
and that is good.
Is it bad not to want to share them?

Good for nothing?
Bad at everything?
Petit just wants a little peace and quiet.
And a how-to manual to clear up his doubts.

There are things that he wonders about.
For example, why if Gregory is such a horrible boy
did he feel so sorry for him the other day?
Why if it's bad to pull hair
does Laura keep sitting next to him?
Why is it that the harder Petit tries to be a good child
the worse things turn out?

"Am I some kind of not-yet-discovered type of monster?"
Petit asks himself.
If so, his dog, Thadeus, doesn't seem to have a problem with it.

Petit says to his mother,
"I must be some kind of good-bad boy, maybe.
There's no other explanation."

"Mmmm, I understand," says his mother.

"Mother is good because she understands
and bad when she sends me to bed without dessert.

Could it be that it runs in the family?"

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