Working on "Fiji Mermaid" now for my Ten Stories Analysis project. Here's a preview:
In the absence of the animals, the Circus is failing [but you’ll miss having someone to blame for your sadness, now won’t you?]. An institution like the Circus can only survive as long as it’s victims are willing to play along. When the people (or as is the case here, the animals) take charge and derail the old rusted-track mode of Circus thinking, the entire worldview falls apart, revealing it for the macrame dressed abomination that it is. No longer a means of support and comfort for it’s proponents, the institution can barely stand.
“How would Christ solve modern problems if He were on earth today? For those of my faith there is only one answer. Christ is on earth today; alive on a thousand altars.”—G.K. Chesterton (via apesoformythoughts)
Episode 74- Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou). Yoni and Aaron meet up for a get-to-know-you talk backstage at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia before WHY? soundcheck. They discuss remaining autonomous within a relationship vs. giving yourself over, reaching towards monastic tendencies, spirituality, Aaron’s unique blend of Judaism/Christianity/Sufi Islam, they get meta and talk about the talk they are having, Aaron’s musical roots, being a non-exclusively Christian band in a Christian hardcore scene, writing, and the record making process.