I’ve never loved that “Footsteps in the Sand” poem, but…
* spoiler for the Jordan Peele movie Us*
…but this macro is like encountering the twisted subterranean soul twin of “Footsteps in the Sand,” and then realizing that it was mainstream American Christianity all along.
Ships sink because they let themselves sink.
The Edmund Fitzgerald just wasn’t trying hard enough.
And don’t even get me started on the Titanic.
“Boo-hoo, poor me, my hulls are all breached!”
But did it really think about the signals it was sending when that iceberg starting hitting on it? I think maybe somebody wanted to become synonymous with catastrophic hubris.