the value of joy
October 3, 2014
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!
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.