What is fame

Those people are people.  Like you, like me, those people whose names you know, whose faces you recognize.  Everywhere.  People.  Humans.  Living a life you cannot see that differs little from you or me.  They are a Who, their job is to please you, their job is harder than you see.  Wearing a mask they…

Cracks in the foundation

Language is perilous, communication rarely simple.  There is the odd time when words tumble fully formed into sentences from my brain to the page and stick.  More frequently though the words are elusive, hiding in the darkest recesses of my mind and digging their claws in so that no matter how hard I try I…

Shutters and blinds

Ask questions.  It hardly matters if the answer can be given, the query is the first step required to acquire any truth.  Without the questioning an answer is never needed.  Without investigation nothing new would ever become known.  Curious minds propel the world into new eras, have one.  Do not expect to be handed knowledge,…

Diverging

Unexpected immersion in nostalgia, rough reminder of what might have been.  Dwelling on missed opportunities is far from advisable.  Doubling back remains a choice, a path un-taken, a change to be made.  These trails do not close until the season is over, casket settled.  Knowledge remains for the taking, ever adapting with time but always…

Life within life

Adopt a pet, make a commitment to excruciating loss.  Resign yourself to intertwine your life with one far shorter.  Give love, share life, and choose death.  This is the human way; take into your home a smaller being, furred, scaled, feathered; feed it, cuddle it, pamper it; still eventually it will expire.  Making a choice…

What’s in a name

Names change.  Often with marriage, more rarely by the sole choice of the bearer.  What changes with the name?  A last name shows family affiliation, the former, and the chosen.  Does a change to the first name reject the parent that bestowed it?  Does it change the named?  Is personality at all defined by the…

Imagined

Imaginary friends are a staple of portrayal of childhood, did you have one?  Many?  Have you ever considered that your physical friends are also figments of your imagination?  Interpreting the reactions and thoughts of those surrounding us means that in a sense we each create a fictional version of every person we meet.  Each person…

Societal slave

4. Do you own things?  Or do they own you?   I should own things.  More I should not own so many things, nor should I allow them to own me.  I have failed on both these counts.  I allow the things to control me, to tempt me, I pay for them to come to…

Footprints

  Remember me.  I plead with you generations to come, remember me!  If no children know your name did ever you exist?  What did you bring to this world if none know it?  I fear to be forgotten.  I fear to be unknown.  I fear to disappear into time with no trace that I was…

Other

A window, a door, a portal to another realm. What lies beyond that mirrored glass, Enticing as the siren's song? Who beckons in believers here, To tell them all that they belong. Whose eyes are watching from inside? Who wishes now to speak to me? This mirrored glass the sole divide, From me to who…