Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

Betrayal. It's a difficult thing to swallow. Betrayal from a close friend is swallowing a watermelon whole. The best part of me whispers to forget it. Just drop it. Just laugh along with it.

The other part of me recalls a classic passage from Moby Dick:

"Vengeance on a dumb brute!" cried Starbuck, "that simply smote thee from blindest instinct! Madness! To be enraged with a dumb thing, Captain Ahab, seems blasphemous." . . . "Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me."

When one contemplates revenge, it's always a good thing to have "hand" in the relationship with your betrayer. Fortunately, that applies here. The dumb brute has played into my hands. I go now to my dark place for further contemplation of what is to come.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMEN Brother! Give 'em hell!!!

TheHeffer said...

For what it's worth, I removed the post pretty quickly. I realized that IT was in poor taste - EVEN FOR ME. I guess my rare Canyon "Flesh and Ecstacy" will now become "Crush and Chunkforme", but that's ok. I have it coming. Heff Dunn Hatch rong.

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TheHeffer said...

Please post something new. Thank you - The dumb Brute.