A Quote by any other name is still a quote

One of the most interesting things I’ve discovered is that sometimes what catches my attention is from that dark reality which is the other side of the coin where the light resides.

I’ve known I’m drawn to some oddly disturbing things – books (like Stephen King’s The Stand) or movies (Like I Am Legend – staring Will Smith), and tv shows (like the current, The Walking Dead, and the series which is the source of todays quote: Jeremiah). I could also have chosen quotes from Jurassic Park: The Lost World, by Michael Crichton, because the whole non-linear realm of chaos is exquisitely fascinating to me. But the specifics of those quotes are a bit longer, and complex for my memory banks. I know where they came from, but not the actual specific which when I read it the first time, blew me out of the water.

But the point is, I feel it is rather dangerous to ignore the darkness which dwells within each of us. By not ignore, I mean, to recognize and perhaps acknowledge it does exist, but like alcohol is to an alcoholic, it is greatly unwise to pay actual homage to it. Still, to pretend it does not exist is at the very least foolhardy.

I was born into a species whose history is beleagered by tragedy, grevious injustices against one another, and a rather unfortunate sense of invincibility, even in the light of eons of destructive behavior.

Thus, the quote I heard in an episode from this series speaks rather eloquently of this.

In this television series which begins fifteen years after what is referred to as The Big Death, in an episode the character, Marcus Alexander, expresses his feelings that we are our own worst enemy.  These words were so undeniably true, not just in the context of the show, but unfortunately in life as we know it now, today, in the real world. Unless something changes drastically from the way we are, these words will not just be a quote from some television series, but a truth about how, in fact, “we are the architects of own annihilation.”

I’d love to be able to show the conversation as it was in the show, but I could not find it on Youtube.

So, here’s the low down on this:

For the challenge, should you choose to accept it:

The rules of the road are:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.
Jane at  Janebasilblog
Julia at My Red page
Lori at The Rattling Bones

Again, I thank Ka Malana of Fiesta Estrellas for the opportunity to romp with others in the 3 Quote Challenge Zone.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trablogger
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 14:25:24

    Accept your darkness and search internet for those forgotten quotes 😉

    I’ll paraphrase Rumi “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”

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  2. calensariel
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 16:08:29

    Urgh… There’s more than a little truth to that statement, isn’t there. Scary… Dark side, indeed.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. jabrush1213
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 17:48:57

    Yes, very true, through out time quotes have been made fun of and mocked. But, the true meaning behind the quote is still here and it lives on today.

    Liked by 1 person


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