Perfect Conversation

Have you ever tried to really communicate with someone. Yearned for that perfect conversation that comes too seldom and leaves too quickly, leaving you with emptiness and the fear that you may never again feel the same clarity as you did mid sentence? I am searching for the perfect conversation…

People are too fearful to be open, to think upon those unspoken truths of life and death and what ever fills the in-between. I am here to ask those questions. Those philosophical questions. We go together through these questions into the unknown, for we may never know. Yet…we have hope, because it is in our nature to hope and to ask.

In the process of asking these questions I ask you the readers to ask…ask what is filling your soul…what is filling your thoughts. Ask so that we the readers may feel confidence in the unknowing and share with one another.

I begin by asking one question. Mind you there are no answers we are just building towards something greater than one mind. A civilization of thoughts. We build the imaginary world of thought into a reality. Please share your questions so that we may build the perfect conversation.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,”To talk of many things…” (Lewis Carroll)

Life
Fact of existence…

“Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man” (Shakespeare)

Imagine life in the context it is…day to day drone of ordinary, then surprises…new things…occupy time…what have we but a damaged world, a beautiful world, a sad world, a new world to the born, an old to the dying. What next? What have we next? Life is a treasure discovered hidden beneath the sea. A secret found within pages of old text. A language lost with the sounds of time. A breath swept among the winds of change.
What is life?

25 responses to “Perfect Conversation

  1. Life is simply all. It’s existence, it’s what happens. We try to find meaning and identify our place in relation to everything else, but because our perspective is sort of myopic, all we can ever sense of life is a fraction of the totality.

    Life is everything that exists and its relationship to everything else. We and our perceptions are manifestations of life, of existence. Our lives are like a desert mirage, shimmering above the reality of existence in the distance above a desert of incomprehension. We find meaning in seeking to comprehend.

    Check out a post I wrote addressing some related stuff:

    http://errantmind.wordpress.com/2007/01/10/from-physics-to-metaphysics-quantum-mechanics-and-the-common-framework-of-all-existence/

    Personally, I think the secret of life is that there is none. The meaning of life, however—according to an answer I posted on Yahoo Answers sometime back:

    “It’s a 17oz New York Strip with a pint of Guinness. Before that it used to be chicken fettucini with a good white wine, pale ale or a Heineken—but there have been advances in science and medicine since then. We now know red meat and and two beers a day will make you live, longer, happier and more manly than chicken, tofu and vegan diets…”

    Anyway, you seem like a bit of a dreamer and idealist, which are good things. Nice to know there are a few others out there. Love your writing style too.

    I shall have to explore your site now…

  2. A concept known as infinity exists, that, by definiton, incorporates everything; it essentially “cancels” itself out(easy to think of in terms of numbers: positive infinity + negative infinity = 0(however those are merely two out of infinite realms of infinity, so you must take into account all of everything) and is actually nothing. Thus, infinity yields nothingness. Basically, if you could take yourself out of infinity to look in on it, you could not find it or look to it because it truly is nothing. Being nothing is not really being at all(and i would imagine would be quite boring!). Enter life as a mere mechanism in which we are able to experience infinity rather than be nothing.

  3. Life may define in various means, it depends with the perspective of such person on how she/he finds life about. for me “life” is a way of living in a particular place or group. Each of us has the freedom on how we wanted to live our life,,,,,, We are the master and captain of our life, its our choce where will this world bring us. Its our own choice if we wish to live in life of happiness and contentment. And in life we continue learning and continue understand thing w/c we found confusing.

  4. Life is a brilliant expression of ever changing possibilities. It is the sum of our experiences and the promise of our tomorrows. It is the tenuous flame of a single candle and the roar of a bonfire.

    Life is what connects us all, be it measured in the minutes and hours for the mayfly or the decades and centuries for the redwood.

    Life is…good.

  5. Life should be a search for peace, grace, and nobility.

    Along the way, savor each moment, delight in the simple gestures, and a child’s smile.

    Find divinity in the setting sun, rising moon, and the soaring bird.

    Life is a journey we make only once so live it to the fullest each day, close to your loved ones, yourself, and trust in our providence…….

  6. Actually, I have many perfect conversations. And you’re right, once you’ve had them you keep longing for more of them. Mostly I attribute them to the people I had them with. And I have a funny feeling that they would attribute them to me.
    I also have had many conversations with people/friends that although I’ve known them for years never reach that ‘perfect’ stage that I think you are describing.
    Haven’t really thought much about all that but I’ll use my train ride home to think about it.
    Thanks! :-)
    PS. Somehow I think the two of us wouldn’t have a problem having those types of converstations.

  7. (((Spaz)))…I long for great conversation, I feel alone sometimes when I can not have intelligent conversation..and you are right…we would have no trouble having a GREAT conversation!!

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  9. Jesus said “do not cast your pearls before swine…” And I’ve come to realize the great wisdom in that.

    Once I was having this discussion with a friend, many years ago. She said, “you can’t trust people” and I replied… “well, who can you trust then?” and she said… “YOURSELF!”

    Today I’d add that even above that, we can trust God. And God for me isn’t just naturalistic pantheism. From my perspective God is far, far greater than that. :-)

  10. I love the title of this post…the perfect conversation. LIke Spasmicallyperfect, I too feel like I’ve had and do have perfect converstaions on a regular basis and also have a hunch you and I could have them on a regular basis. A perfect conversation for me is one where both of us have set aside our masks (I hate masks and what you see is really what you get) A perfect conversation is where both of us feel safe being ourselves…I can see it in the other person’s eyes. Emerson has an essay on friendship..wait just a minute..I’ll go and look up a couple of portions to it if you don’t mind :

    “I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frostwork, but the solidest thing we know”

    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.”

    There’s more to that reading..don’t want to bore you w/ a bunch of quotes..some of it is hard for me to understand because he uses words from the 1840’s…but there are nuggets of truth embedded in it tht I love..you can read the essay here if you’re interested: http://www.emersoncentral.com/friendship.htm

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and saying “hi” as well. Life is short..I don’t do “shallow” very well…DM

  11. DM~ great quotes and follow up… or should I say prior to… I don’t know…

    anyway …

    thank you for taking the time and the link… welcome to my journals… I don’t do “shallow” well either… I think I am too shy or something… thanks again for adding to this conversation… peace

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  13. When we speak of “life” and “meaning” we always place such questions within the realm of human centered possibilities, mainly, we consider the question upside down. But mind you, life is “not” human centered, and humans are but a dot seen in the perspective of life. And when considered in the perspective of existence, life itself shrinks into a dot.
    What then is left of concepts such as “morality”, “meaning”, and “reason”, which to our eyes are but a cloak?
    Does a small child even ask such questions when tearing off the butterfly’s wings? Does the universe not resemble a small child?
    What is left but the play, giggle and innocence of he who creates as he destroys? In the universe, are we not intrinsic?
    Is this not aesthetics? Is this not tragedy?
    If, and because we transcend nature, we ponder on such questions, is this not and by itself an act of creation?
    In the face of these questions, we simply turn the other way, preferring the “comfort” of our fixed “answers.” History contests what these “answers” have come to breed, as such, people are divided into “believers” and “non-believers” in these “answers” and the price for all to pay (especially nature and our brethren animals).

    Shakespeare, Sonnet 130:

    My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun,
    Coral is far more red, than her lips red,
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun:
    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head:
    I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
    But no such roses see I in her cheeks,
    And in some perfumes is there more delight,
    Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know,
    That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
    I grant I never saw a goddess go,
    My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
    And yet by heaven I think my love as rare,
    As any she belied with false compare.

  14. Pierre… you add great value to this conversation with your thoughts…

    You state a great point… we as humans often compare all of our existence with defining questions. To serve no purpose higher than self… to live and seek answers outside our minds would be a journey to far to travel… a road to complex and dangerous to tread.
    Ultimately the price we pay is for all. None too great and none to small… Perhaps one day we shall understand, for even the child will one day learn… yet not through memory… through society

    Great Sonnet
    And Conversation… Thank You

  15. forgive me for being mildy cliche, but life is what you make of it.
    everyone has there own view and opinion on life. just as they do on love and so forth.
    most people have lost what they had once at birth. that is seeing through the eyes of a new born child, everything is fresh and new to them. they do not see good or bad intentions just another person. to see everything in its brightest form.
    excuse my minor rambling.

  16. divine……..

    Birth is like start of the film, death is like end of the film, life is to watch the film to know your role and my part.

    ” a cosmic dream work productions ”

    Review:- film is neither real nor false, know your words and world of present film, no dialogue from past or future films.
    enjoy the film………….

    divine………Name has no meaning and meaning has no name ,knowing meaning you can dance with
    different names, different roles, different films but on screen comes the original name either at the start of the film or at end of the film that is mostly the case ,you are blessed one divine that it appeared at the start of the film…….enjoy your roles ……and names……
    bless you….dear enreal…..

  17. Life as we know it is becoming something nobody wants to be in. i think if we dont hurry and decide one way to do things universally everything will possibly collapse because the unrest in the world is slowing evolution of human kind and our potential is endless if we could all just reach out to each other with one thing in mind and that is to help everything, including the ground below us and the sky above. i believe if i could talk to every single human being in the world i could convince them that this is the only way we as mankind will ever survive longer becuase the threats towards eachcountry is so brutally evil that something terrible is bound to happen eventually. everything is about sharing and if you cant share then, quite honestly, we need to send YOU to Mars.

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