Tuesday, December 05, 2006

just.


"Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he's just a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That's like saying, 'He can't climb that mountain, he's just a man', or 'That's not a diamond, it's just a rock.' Just." - J.M. Barrie

limits. that's what that word brings; limits, boundaries, a breaking point. i can't possibly understand, i'm just a kid. personally, i'm not too keen on that word. understandable, no? when i hear the word 'just' i feel as if it's trapping me. i feel as if i can do so much more. i feel as if it's not doing its subject justice. giving it the kind of fairness it deserves. actually, now that i think about it, it's pretty darn patronizing. maybe i'm looking at it the wrong way, but that word is just...inadequate. and yet, i find myself using that word again and again. i don't hate you, i just dislike you. like that's any better, guys.

2 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Who could dislike you, or was this JUST an example? <-- LOOK!!! i used it too :) my sister said that i should be a journalist but then i look at the stuff you write and it's soo good. Maybe we should work as a team. that would be hard since our minds are so different yet soooo... not different? :)

athena. said...

hahah, you're funny :)