Let’s take a moment to appreciate one of the most upbeat and positive Fraggle songs that there is (which is saying something):
The irony here, of course, is that the Doozers actually are NOT seeing eye-to-eye with one another and are not communicating.
There seems to be a lot of that going around.
We haven’t been doing a very good job of seeing eye-to-eye in the Muppet fan community lately. I don’t exempt myself from that; I haven’t exactly been my best self the last few days.
I’ve been venting a lot of frustrations lately, and while that’s therapeutic, it’s not necessarily very friendly or congenial. It’s important to me to be straightforward in expressing my point of view. I won’t apologize for my loyalty to Steve, but maybe I could make more of an effort to be more diplomatic and less antagonistic. That might be more rhetorically effective.
I think that it’s important for me to say that I don’t fault anyone for making a conscientious decision. Wherever you stand on the Schism, if you’re there because you believe with all your heart and mind and soul and every fiber of your being that that is where you’re supposed to be, then I respect that. The best that any of us can do is to obey the inscrutable exhortations of our souls.
With that said, however, I think it might be a useful thought experiment if we were each to think about how we would justify ourselves and our position on the issue to Jim Henson if we had to…if we could.
I’ll have to think about that; there might be a future post in that.