I know some of the stories here in Chester County that people don't want to talk about. I knew two people that watched Zack Walker burning just outside of Coatesville in 1911. One man's face was red from anger and in a rage when he told me someone that I knew pushed Zack Walker back into the fire. He carried that rage a very long time. Memory can keep forgiveness at bay.
People can do terrible things. I can sort of identify. I can relate to "True Detective".
The sordid stories, the things we do to each other cut across social, ethnic and financial groups.
The graceful beauty of horses, riders wearing red suits across rolling green fields make a pretty picture, but there can be something ugly hidden from view.
There is ugly and beauty, darkness and light within all of us. In True Detective, Matthew McConaughey’s character, Rust Cohe says; “The world needs bad men. We keep other bad men from the door.”
I was on to him.
He’s been in prison. Back out of prison and working as a custodian at local parks.
Nice job for a pedophile, don’t you think?
Another quote from True Detective:
“There is no such thing as forgiveness. People just have short memories.” – Rust Cohle
I don’t know. Maybe it’s still in there and a sound or a smell can awaken that memory.