|The Mechanics of It
I believe in children, the only theology
in which I can place my faith, for I
believe in them as a purpose for this
odd existence we are all compelled
to live; since it is unclear to me what
is expected of these bones I cart around
daily, except that I'm supposed to propel
the next generation forward and nurture
them to the point where they are strong
enough to propel a generation of their own.
I have no proof of this purpose, other than
my observation how only the worse of us
has no interest in propelling children; and,
there appears to be some sound scientific
evidence that nearly all human beings
have seriously considered propagation,
or at least endorsed the mechanics of it.
Describing the Jewish settlers of Israel in 1945, Rich Cohen wrote
in "The Avengers" that, "By having children, they believed they were undoing
the work of the Germans."