Lost and found

Allowing thoughts to wander, blinded to reality, creating complex plans that will never bear fruit. Half will become shadows, burnt outlines of something amorphous that cannot be identified but will tingle, nagging to be known, driving ever closer to the precipice of forgotten insanity.  Ideas dumped into the void.  Will there be demons or angels…

Skin deep

Look under the skin, lift a layer of flesh away to see what lies beneath.  Secrets bared to prying eyes wearing joys and pains on the outside.  Throw away the mask that armors all that is concealed.  Make the world listen, see, smell and taste what is bottled in and rancid, sluggishly leaking into the…

Pep step

Become dedicated.  Accept inspiration.  Open doors (no, not that one!).  Climb out windows (remember to fly when you can).  Envision, create, scrap, create again.  Give in to temptation.  Refuse any that is less than the best you.  Shine. I'm sorry, was I talking to myself again?

The upside-down

  When you cease to expect the world to be right side up, what do you see when it's not? 4. When I let go of expectations... It becomes much simpler to accept what is offered.  Expectations are in fact limits on what brings joy or entertainment.  With no expectations everything is more than it…

Sight unseen

Reflections, photographs, one shows what you see of yourself and one what others see of you.  Which is truth?  Which is preferable?  Caught on film I see a creature.  My own perspective the only one I can appreciate and that only some of the time.  Is this the root of the rise of the selfie?…

Bitter pill

Experimentation, and by extension failure, is essential to sateing the thirst for knowledge.  For some, failure is unfamiliar, making it a disheartening and difficult burden that can easily bear them down.  I am such a person.  I have lived a charmed life of understanding and seeing things for the way they work as well as…

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…