"All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in." - TONI MORRISON, Online NewsHour interview, Mar. 9, 1998

You wonder about life, and think if it will be like this forever? Will it be all about money, war, poverty, death? I was reading 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry today, and came to a thought. A utopian society does sound good. What if we did live in 'sameness'? Live in a peaceful, utopian community, where all possible steps were taken to eliminate pain or confusion. The family units would share their dreams and feelings on a daily basis to diffuse emotional buildup. Every family has a mother, father, and two children, one of each sex. Where everyone has his or her place in the world assigned according to gifts and interests. There is much laughter and obvious joy. There is no rudeness, no crime, no unemployment, No colors, no emotion, and no disease. Think about it, what if we lost violence, sadness, and loss, as well as true love, beauty, joy, adventure, animals, and family? Living in a perfect, utopian community, where there are no choices, no feelings, no, anything. Doesn't that sound like a great place to live in? Obviously that was sarcasm. 

By the way, stop with the email messages about me not updating every day. I don't HAVE to update everyday you know. I somewhat have a life outside of my dorm room.

-Meiko