Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Quick Cost-Benefit Analysis of Vengeance

Ok, time to restart the engine. Over the past week I've had some personal crap going on and haven't had much interest in thinking about or writing about anything else. I haven't written much about what HAS been on my mind either because I'm afraid I'll do or say something I'll regret. It's a fine line between justice and vengeance.

I'm afraid I drew the wrong conclusions from my reading of The Count of Monte Cristo. I was never sure if the story was meant to show the futility of seeking revenge, or if it was a heroic tale of someone who was going to get his justice regardless of costs. Maybe both.

People say, "Let it go, there's nothing to be gained from revenge." There are always costs. I'm still not sure which way the scale tips. Actually, I do. I'm just still questioning the calibration of the device.

In the meantime, there is a simpering little dishonorable dribble of pigshit out there who has probably done irreparable harm to a five year-old's family. If he were a man I'd punch him. I don't believe in Karma. I hope I'm wrong. Ironically, he is being protected behind the skirt of the person to whom I want nothing bad to happen, but is probably more guilty.

This is the last I'll say on this subject. Regularly scheduled mediocre writing to return shortly.

UPDATE --- ok, I lied. It wasn't the last I'd say. Gotta tell you. I was wrong. I feel MUCH better. Oh and Dave at Garfield Ridge seems to have had some experience with her as well.