Nature is great.
I wish spring were here.
The air is cold at night.
In July I will wish autumn would come
because the air is too hot in the day.
The weather makes me a classical materialist
like Democritus or Lucretius.
They were the true materialists,
worshipers of fallen creation
without the artifice of Christan pity
for the ones
when it fell.
They would like the whole idea of evolution
and believe it bears up the progressive nature of history,
when it fact it is quite cold and mean
and even accidental.
Sometimes what is strong and good
just because it is strong and good.
Viruses attack healthy hosts
because the hosts are healthy.
It makes one wonder if the strong really do survive
or if we are left mostly
with what the viruses don't want.
I love nature
but don't want to see it as determinative,
since you seem to say
you will regenerate it all in the end, anyway.
So, could I have some sunshine today, please?
It is soooo cold.