Monday, March 05, 2007

Deterio...what?

I was browsing Wikipedia for the complete text of 'Wear Sunscreen' article (I forgot I had the link once here). Looking for something about respecting one's elder. No, it has nothing to do with Sonic's post nor Ole'Wolvie's. Neither do I try to insinuate something. Heh.

I somewhat felt that irrational guilty feeling of failing my parents because I failed to return home during CNY. That's nothing new, is it? Again I wrote it before here & I begin to suspect this is going to be a tedious repetition of what should not be mentioned again. And not to mention redundant. Or lengthy.

(Cool, I still have the ability to criticise myself. *grin*)

Suffice to say I urgently need to feel good about something. Anything at all! Thus when I came across 'Desiderata' link, I decided to visit it.

The prose makes sense as all good advices do. Do I feel better? Nah, not really. But its parody, 'Deteriorata', on the other hand, managed to make me laugh.

Take the following excerpt of Desiderata & Deteriorata respectively as examples.

Partially quoted:

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

Partially quoted:
Therefore, make peace with your god, whatever you perceive him to be: hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin. With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal, the world continues to deteriorate. GIVE UP!

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