"Llewyn never resorts to stealing, though he is certainly desperate. All he wants is to earn a living doing the one thing—singing and playing guitar—that he is undeniably good at. One moment in particular stands out: Right after Llewyn records that awful 'Please Mr. Kennedy' song, the producers offer him a contract that includes royalties, which would mean big money down the line but less of an upfront payment. Llewyn turns it down because he needs the cash right now. This is a consistent problem for the poor; they can’t invest in their future because they’re scraping to make it through the present."
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
People have insisted I'm living in a ghost story - even I'm an illusion.
This Earth has to be haunted!
Another is I am also still expected to embrace it's "faith".
They've been mixing bad into the good.
Performing rituals, trying to move reality around, hoping unbelievers trip and fall.
And each time I get up - sometimes even by utilizing "spiritual" means - my laughter, and unwillingness to compromise, causes further frustration, and a kind of awe.
You see, when spirits see me happy, they also see something they could never grasp about humanity - and life even - on their own:
Like, how to truly LIVE - not as a spirit - but as a Man.
A man who doesn't feed off anybody's fanaticism.
A man who doesn't trust "flawed" human beings trying to be better.
A man who doesn't find spirits "sexy".
A man who knows enough not to have an interest in magic, beliefs, what "may" happen, or why anybody's scared but children.
A man quite comfortable around darkness and death.
And that - I'm sure you know - is now the ultimate "spiritual" dilemma:
What's on offer - "a blinding white light" - is no longer attractive.
But there's something even more important - the reason why.
I've never seen a declaration of spirituality as anybody's path to freedom.
But just a reminder - with 100% certainty - They're Dead!