~Momma, why do people hurt other people?
~Oh honey, I could - in my clumsy parental way - try to answer that. But then I'd have to explain to you also why people LOVE other people.
~Is that also hard to explain?
~It shouldn't be, but it is. Yes.
~I disagree, momma.
~Oh, you do kiddo?
~Yes, because I know why people love other people. It's very easy.
~Because people are great. They are beautiful, in their hearts but also in their bodies. Their faces smoosh and tear up and move around when they talk. They love hugs. And food. And restaurants. And going to their jobs and dreaming about getting married or going to college. And people have all these places in the world that they can travel and be with each other. People have books, and stories, and music in lots of different languages. People have schools. And children that they care about. Some people also have god. Or gods. Some people love make up, and some people don't. People love each other because they make each feel less alone. They love each other because they connect to each other. We're like glue. We stick to each other. And it feels good. Like super glue.
~Well, I sure stick to you like superglue.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman