I remember a conversation I had a little while ago. One of those semi-philosophical conversations… where you stumble upon a golden nugget… a morsel of perfection… clarity even… yet as I try to recall it all, I have a hard time remembering the “aha” moment…
The meaning of it all, you understand the feelings evoked when you have a realization… and having that feeling amplified by the connection with another mind… knowing you are not alone in your mind…
What were we taught?
Think about what we know.
It was all created by us,
Language and society.
All of it is conceptualized by us.
A table is a table. The sky is the sky. The earth is earth… or is it known as something else. they are what we claim them to be… life is what we claim it to be. Perhaps the reason is because we are isolated, perhaps it is because we are alone. The closest connection we have to the universe is God… and even He is abstract…
Perhaps there is no reason other than that which we create.
A baby is born into the world
We nourish, teach and love
We raise it, as we were raised
But most with good intentions
Sometimes along the way
A path is crossed
A child ventures the wrong direction,
That child in the future misguided,
This cycle, as it always is
There is another perspective. One which involves fate… destiny… God even. The reason,
if it applies,
is none other than experience,
what if there is no wrong?
what if there is no right?
what if life, the series of events which have passed for thousands of years all reach this screen. generations and countless generations of blood being passed on and on… to guide you to this realization… the countless choices, mistakes, tears, years… the road which lead you here was paved with good intentions along the way… so perhaps that is life… or a infinitesimal part of it
or what I claim perhaps to be