Bonkers for that bare bulb

"and that moth outside my kitchen door 
she's bonkers for that bare bulb 
flying round in circles, bashing in her exoskull 

and out in the woods she navigates fine by the moon 
but get her around a light bulb and she's doomed."

Recently during lunch, a friend made a very convincing argument that people today need more assistance than ever -- whether it's through therapy, self-help regimens, pharmaceuticals, or whatever -- just to maintain some semblance of sanity. 

"We've evolved over centuries to live with the land, have a small number of real close relationships. Chop our own wood, go to bed at dusk, wake with the sun," my friend explained. "To be a functional human in the current 'normal' world these days, most of us need some kind of help."

It's reminded me for the first time in years of this Ani DiFranco song called Evolve that I listened to a lot back in college, part of which is excerpted above. 

Just like moths, most of us could navigate just fine by the moon -- but get us around all these lightbulbs and screens and whatnot, and it's hard not to lose track a bit.

By max woolf at 11:35 p.m. March 20, 2013
By colleen at 11:38 p.m. March 20, 2013
I'm glad you brought up that point, Max. Excellent insight ;)
By max woolf at 11:49 p.m. March 20, 2013
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