what is it to not dwell on something that bears weight and importance in a part, but not the whole, of itself?
what is it to let go, discard, brush past, move away from, reject?
in the vein of ideas and actions and inward things—there's more of a definite line.
but what about tangible physical flesh-and-bone things?
what about our fellow man?
what is it to respect and acknowledge other beings when they are not doing the same in turn for you?
what is it to be dehumanized by another in the way of words and looks and touches and not return similar destructive actions?
what is it to acknowledge and point that out, fight against it, but not let it latch onto you and become a part of a narrative you tell yourself and others?
what is it to be both
vulnerable + hard
strong + soft?
what is it to be objectified and demeaned by a person and know whether or not to engage?
what is it to not want to return such degradation but warring with a response that will not exemplify, encourage or prolong their behavior?
i don't want to talk about the subjects of these things as much as i do.
i don't want to dwell on them anymore.
but what does it mean not to?
am i becoming a part of the problem by not doing so?
am i condoning such behavior?
by not acknowledging it?
by not dwelling on such things?