this is a website.
this is jonathan merkel’s website.
i am 31 years old and have lived what i believe to be a normal life in america. however, i often can’t reconcile the lunacy of ‘normal.’
how can it be so bland, but so colorful?
‘normal’ is the place where everyone walks on eggshells, but starving people can’t get a handout. ‘normal’ is the place where technology exceeds our imaginations every second, but our best ethical arguments are a thousand years old. ‘normal’ is religions preaching love, but practicing hate. ‘normal’ is a place where peace is always one war away.
this site is my reaction. it is my graffiti. it is my theses nailed to a church’s doors, my sit-down at their lunch counter, my song against their yells. it is my fart in their general direction.
i write to think, dream and search. i write for fun. i write to visit places beyond ‘normal.’ to explore ‘normal’ from a canted perspective. and finally, i write hoping to reshape reality while attempting to build a better one. even if it only exists on this white page.
i hope you enjoy my work. thank you for reading.
the poems, stories, articles, pictures, videos and ideas contained herein are the creations and property of jonathan merkel. as such, please do not steal them to use as your own.
i began posting on merkwords Monday the 20th of October, 2014.