"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure." John Lennon
But before we do that kind of deep soul searching research together let’s take another look at a few more extreme cases of foreign devilry among us. For instance I’ve often thought that maybe men think of women as foreign devils. After all they do come into the land of masculinity with a lot of preconceived judgments and immediately try to change everything around. But is this a bad thing? I suppose it can be, but then can it also be a good thing? Sure? There seems to be no real true acceptance for the man-cave ambiance of the place as it is so to speak. But then is the opposite also true? Do men act as foreign devils in the space of feminist place and trust? Do we refuse to accept the feminine in ourselves as genuine experience? I think we all know the answer is somewhere marked on an individual case by case basis, so tread carefully here. The war between men and women has been going on since time began. They can both make a very mean case against the other, but I think that may be where the problem is, or at least where it festers. To the garden plants rabbits are the foreign devils. They invade. They destroy. They have no mercy. To the high flying kite rain clouds are foreign devils who carry deadly lightning rods around with them. They would not hesitate to use them on paper and wood. So where in the world can we possibly find any real peace to believe in, to start from? Within you and without you as George Harrison put it, the operative word here being you. It’s nobody else’s task. Don’t put it all on the other guy, that sanctimonious decision only makes a devil out of him, and by association, out of you. How many foreign devils does it take to screw in a light bulb?
We are here, here we are. We are not gone away. The world is made up of us. Every day is at least a possible answer to all our problems. We are not magical. We are human beings, all of us. If we are to make this world a much better place to live in then we’d better get started doing it right away, one step at a time. We can start off with the little things first. A smile here, a kind word there, a simple sacrifice at the checkout line of life, a helping hand, a generous spirit, a little courage. Life has its challenges, but lay off labeling people, or grouping them all together under a nasty sign or judging them in any way as anything other than human. Then let’s see what we can do about cleaning the place up. dp