Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I want to believe
I've started watching the X Files again. I own the mythology series and seasons five and six, so I started at the beginning and am close to halfway through season six. It is probably my favorite show ever, for many reasons. After cartoons when I was a kid, I haven't been much of a tv watcher. The X Files was the most captivating, the only show I've really ever waited for every week. I like the characters, and who doesn't like a little government conspiracy? I guess the biggest appeal is the premise. The truth is out there. They are looking for the truth. But in that search there are many encounters with lies, deceit, and the unexpected. Some people are pretty simple, and like to think that life is, too. Some people never were granted that luxury. There is still so much we do not know, and I do think the world, the universe, is bigger than we can know. Faith, magic, mystery, the paranormal: all these things have captivated many people, people who think, or know, that there is more to this world than meets the five senses. In some ways we are all mysteries. We want to know, we want to find the truth. I want to believe the truth is out there, but maybe we are not quite meant to find the whole of it yet, or maybe the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.