Once upon a time, a quarrel arose between wise planet Jupiter and the dastardly shadow of the eclipse. Jupiter was respectful, Eclipse was slanderous, Jupiter was honest, Eclipse was sly, Jupiter had a path around the sun, eclipse jumped planet to planet as they aligned with the sun. They argued and argued relentlessly. Not giving an inch to one another. Then they came to an agreement. An agreement just until that moment in time ended. Only until another such moment in time would begin.
There are many people among people.
We marginalize and communicate. Make communities, differences, and methods. But in the end, all of us are basic creatures, is only intellect, experiences and intention that creates all the complexities of life. What I am about to describe might not be most of the people you know, might not even be some of the people you know. But It’s unquestionable you know one of them, or maybe two.
There are people who are respectful, honest and worldly wise. They obey the rules, walk a set path, are obedient to those they are supposed to be obedient to, speak their mind only to repeat what most others said.
There are tricksters, con-artists, and pretenders. They will launch you on a warpath to the people you hate so all your funds and energies could be used to finance their pockets, they know the set patterns and avoid them like traps.
And then there are these people.
It’s not even fair to call them people really, they’re individuals. Lonely ones at that because people hate them, Especially the above two kinds of people.
They Question every damn thing. Set patterns, rules, conventions, trends. They see the flaw and point them out. That patterns, methods, and styles are there because of a logical reason, not some divine intervention. How the Jupiters and eclipses of the world interact. Cross-examine everything in their own perspective. And they are hated for it.
The respectful conventionalists hate this one because this one disrespect all that the respects. This one disrespects them by questioning them, by challenging their sovereignty over time itself, By sowing doubts in their truth, by granting speculation into their taboos.
The Sly tricksters hate this one for their truth. This one points out the flaws which can be exploited. This one points out weakness in patterns, by showing the volatility of time and conditions, By showing that there are no absolute truths only perspectives, there are no prohibitions and limits only caution and wisdom.
They are what cause a quick and brutal reaction in any mixture. They are the catalysts.
Have you met someone like that?
You will find Jupiters and Eclipses aplenty in the world. There are People who run to their favorite movie stars. And people who associate movie stars with whatever they’re selling to make more money.
Have you met a photographer who got fired for clicking a celebrity while they drank too much and puked?
A son who is cast out of a family because he respectfully disagrees to do things their way?
A kid who stands right next to a homophobic sign and clicks a photo that spreads the message of all acceptance and respect?
They don’t need your pity or even your love. They are tough like that. It’s just that the world doesn’t realize how much it needs them even though they are hated.
This article is to acknowledge them. They don’t get that too often.