The compelling poem, Hate for Sale, by author, Neil Gaiman, was enough by itself. Seeing it visualized and vocalized under the direction and animation talents of Anna Eijsbouts and voice of Peter Kenny, respectively, made me take time to reassess where my personal perspectives toward life around me lay.
Hate for Sale from Anna Eijsbouts on Vimeo.
Photography Cala Gonone, Italy by Alexander Fradellafra (Creative Commons Licence)
Too many choices
On daily life.
Several days taken to live only one.
Reality heightens walking alone.
Homeless man digging again through the trash?
Rules of life he chose determined his past.
Must everything be of cause and effect?
That surely is not how we all take our trek.
Find courage embracing life’s weave of complexities.
but who does it belong to?
In a culture laden heavily
with excessive competition,
labels and categories required
as permission slips
for human compassion.
Is there no “As Is”?
Some name this appendage
Hat, interchanged for function.
Others say it behaves as Mask.
My voice proclaims Veil.
For in using Veil,
personalities are enacted on
as layer upon layer
kept on or removed
one at a time.