Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunday Scribbles

Wicked....

When I hear the word wicked, I think of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked this Way Comes. I love this novel because of the themes, learning to not desire the undesirable, to be comfortable in your own skin, and not being tempted by 'the green on the other side.' These are the ways you resist wickedness. They are the ways you conquer evil. More often than not we are our own undoing. This story shows how we destroy ourselves, because the wickedness comes from within us. There is no boggieman, except for the one we create.

The next thing that comes to mind is the quote from McBeth, "by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes" said by the witches. I get that prickly feeling when a bad person is near. It almost gives me chills, but again Macbeth was his own undoing. He had a pretty good life, but wanted more and that is what the witches promised. In his mind the end justified the means. When we start thinking that way, we are truly on our way to real wickedness.

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6 comments:

giggles said...

Quite profound and true! Well done!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Peace Giggles

Crafty Green Poet said...

The quote from Macbeth leaps into my mind too!

Annie said...

"There is no boggieman, except for the one we create."

Truer words have ever been spoken!

Interesting post.

Annie said...

i meant, "never been spoken," but you knew that, didn't you?

Sandie said...

lol, Annie..I read the never in without even thinking about it :) Thank you for the wonderful compliment.

SusansPlace said...

so true, so true...

Susan