the value of joy

October 3, 2014


raccoon-holding-cat_200_cbSometimes I post —

A photo or story on Facebook that to me is —

Just fucking awesome and funny and intriguing and I don’t care if it’s true or not.

A raccoon carrying a kitten meme?

That to me is hilarious and wonderful. Yay!



Then —

Someone shows up.

“Oh that’s totally photoshopped.”


“Oh that’s totally not true here are 50 facts from the table of elements to prove that is wrong.”



I sit there stunned.

[And not for the right reasons, you robotic asshole fact checkers.]



Some things in this world and on the internet are just funny and wonderful and don’t have to make sense. A meme of a raccoon carrying a kitten will not make a single difference in wars or deaths or school lunches for little kids who will starve to death if the little kids don’t get those lunches —

But that meme will, for a moment, make me smile.



Stop trying to kill the smiles, you assholes.


Sometimes that is all we have.



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