by Laric, 9/26/02
Woe is me! For I am the Misunderstood Multiple, twice victimized
by the public who does not understand my Trauma and the enlightenment
it brings! Glory be to me! Shelter me, for I am both Fragile and
Strong for my Past! Hail to me for my strength, which is naturally
much higher than your own!
Woe, woe! I am the Magical Heir to the World, cast here among
the Mundane (who drag down my spirit and knowledge of my True Destiny
away with their unforgiveable blandness), until my day shall
rise and I shall take my rightful place, known and revered by all
for my Secret Knowledge of the Workings of Reality!
A thing that we've never really been attracted to, I must say,
is the steadfast love that some people seem to have for maintaining
the very seperations which they rail so heartily against. I do not
seriously believe that there is a Conspiracy of the Mundies out
there which takes insipid joy from crushing all that is creative
in the world, nor do I enjoy assumptions that the bulk majority
of bodies in existance upon this planet are incapable or ignorant
of all that is intangible.
It is a veritable riot to see how many people will claim that
the sole cause of their problems stems from being misunderstood
by those with limited sight who persist on interacting with them
as if both were average. How are you so certain that they simply
see and do not care? Rush weeping to my feet in awe! Strew
my path with blossoms! Or but respect me, and I shall respect you
for being as my equal, rather than turning up my nose with the idea
that you are simply beneath me, you wretched little mundie,
You're an Otherkin? That's fine. You're a Walk-In? That's also
fine.You are a tuna fish sandwich? It is a pleasure to meet you.
You're something so mysterious and wonderful that you know more
about my inner soul and spirits than I do (traditionally as also
being weaker than yours or in need of your knowledge), and the reason
I do not is because I am not as gifted? I am gifted enough to See
that there is a door behind you, and I am inviting you to Transport
yourself through it by whatever rate you prefer.
Tell me how much weaker I am! Insist to me how I may only be elevated
to your status with the proper observance of your rituals and not
my own! I am only a cheap poseur, save me from my own ignorance
and how I go wrong, oh noble one. As we all know, you may
only cast on every third day beginning with 'S' and with copper-coated
spoons made from azure by Atlantian fruit-vendors. And to think!
I was observing them on every fourth day!
I am human and lesser? Thank you for believing in only what you
see presented before you. The reason I protest is because I am limited
in my magical potential? Perhaps it is because I see the same material
but I simply disagree. I am unaware of how you are spiritually
manipulating my actions? Strange, because you never know that it
might be the versa.
My pardons--but you do, because you must know so
much more than my paltry unimpressive form. I am a lump of unformed
dough. Bake me, oh master, upon the fires of Your Power!
Shake your disapproving finger, oh doctor, and tell me that I
am not really happy. I only think I am. I am a puppet to the strings
of inherant dysfunctionality that convince me I only think
I am walking and talking under my own power when I should have drugs
to assist me.
Misunderstandings as valid and a problem, yes. Misunderstandings
because a person does not see your beliefs that you have superior
esoteric innate prowess, no.
If you wish to be percieved as equal, then treat others as such.
If you wish to be considered superior, than do not protest when
others do not appear to choose to view you in that way. It is a
rule of thumb which should be memorable from grade school. It goes
for doctors and magii alike.
I believe in others as capable of seeing what I see. They are
as powerful as I. We are all gifted at forming rainbows, and we
are all quite able to state if we are happy or not. Really.