The pragmatism of flies: here’s what I really envy

I envy subjects and situations, from genuine satisfaction to the freedom of dreams, from wealth to simplicity, as I reflect on different aspects of life and society.

I envy those who really feel satisfied,
Who savors between his teeth the crumbling of reality,
Who lowers his head before the Sun,
And those who, tired, look for a place to plant themselves like a cypress tree.

I envy the beasts intent on grazing,
fish too far from the nets,
the ugly, plucked, unpalatable birds.

I envy those born rich,
Because they know that no kingdom will ever belong to the poor;
And conversely,
I envy all the beggars,
so accustomed to believing that hoping is a virtue.

I envy the son of the prince of the bar,
(I think it was the second son, or maybe I’m wrong:
The first one died frayed,
While in a dream, he ran,
toward a late January summer).

(Whoever it was) one day threw a coin on the ground:
” Someone will take it…
Let’s stay here and see! “,
said to the small group surrounding his waffling.
…These seriously,
(And believe me when I put so much eagerness into it),
Are to be envied with brotherly devotion:
They push away the problems
Like nails among the soft flesh
Of an accommodating compensation!

I envy the first old man who tried to stoop:
Bent by a cilice of holy rheumatism,
Gave up a coffee gift.

I even envy a little boy who,
sure of a now common hoax,
Pulled straight and did not stop.

I don’t just envy the person who picked up that coin.
(but please don’t ask me why).

I don’t envy him,
Because at the price of a penny or so,
His now is the abyss
beyond pale bluish(up close it is gray invero…).
Of that oppressive strip of marquee.

His now is the abyss
Where ideas in power are already automatic,
the extinct creation,
And the men, combed and cleaned up,
Are next to each other,
As transparent,
clumsy balusters,
in your arms
Of a stumpy pomegranate.

… “In His Image,
not to eternal assurance of plagiarism…

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A brief note on biblical Genesis: where man envied God, or God envied man

In biblical Genesis, God’s creation of man in His image has significant theological implications. This notion means that human beings possess intrinsic worth and value, reflecting God’s divine nature within them. It also suggests that humanity is called to embody God’s attributes, such as love, kindness, and righteousness, in its interactions with others and the world around them.

Men: created in the image of God, according to biblical Genesis, seem to be captured by envy of God
According to biblical Genesis, people created in God’s image seem to be captured by envy of God.

The idea of being created in the image of God is not limited to Genesis but echoes throughout the Bible. For example, the New Testament reinforces this concept in passages such as St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:10, where believers are encouraged to clothe the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. In addition, Jesus’ teachings emphasize the importance of loving one’s neighbor as oneself, highlighting the divine imprint in each individual.

Overall, the theological aspect of being created in the image and likeness of God serves as a fundamental principle for understanding human identity, purpose, and ethical responsibility to reflect God’s character in all aspects of life. According to a more speculative approach, man’s envy of God, who, no matter how much he may have the same “image,” always remains beyond any attainable goal, is the cause of his fall.

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