"We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other." - Lewis Thomas

Friday, March 18, 2011

The truth about the Meaning of Life...

Life is as simple as a conversation with Time. The conversation itself can never, alone, be simple in itself but in order to understand the perspective of our lives we need to have it. Time is all of those fleeting moments which we miss and continue to observe. The emptiness that rests at the bottom of the glass of water we watched evaporate. The last breath of steam off of that cup of coffee you never got to finish this morning. That moment you let the love of your life fall through your fingers like sands on the beaches of the tropics.

We need not to converse about the meaning as truth be told would be pointless and irrelevant. We constantly ask of life what the point of it all is, why we suffer, why we feel happy and what the meaning of our life really is? In the desperate attempts to ask the right questions we forget to truly live our lives. We, in fact, miss the point of life it self. Life can be nothing more than what we make of it and if all we make of it is demands of it to tell us what we are missing rather uncovering that which we are missing.

Everything in Life can be no different. Not that this is anything different than what we all understand at some point in our lives. Those which surround me seem to spend their time demanding the point of their life and forget that life is not about the point or the meaning of it but it is about living life. It is about associating the events in all of our lives to one another to uncover the meaning of it. None is right nor wrong, but life will never give us its meaning without us in fact living through life itself.

It is a matter of conversing with Time to finally come to the truth about our lives. Rather than running from the difficulties which will occur throughout everyday, we should face them. By bracing the issues of our lives we will slowly become more adept at discovering the silver lining in life and ignore distress of the problems. It is from the silver lining that we will be able to interpret the meaning of our lives.

"It is illogical to feel responsible for the problems of others. We are only responsible when we do not offer the help which we can and we choose not too. If we can help, we should. If we can not we have no reason to feel responsible for the issue of the other person before us." - Authors Note 89

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


When I finally found an escape from my hell,
I found myself looking for the escape from the escape.

"The souls breath the inspiration that comes from those around you; whether it be sorrow, pain, happiness, love, hate or any other emotion." - Authors note 06

What life would be....

Even though we are just silhouettes,

Shadows of what we once were,

We shared our scars, our memories,

Our triumphs, our failures, our sorrows

And our joys.

We connected the dots,

Created a sail boat,

Plotted a course and went for the horizon.

I sit here now, on the shore of the unconscious

Sand under each nail

Driving into the sign of this new home,

Dreaming about the moments we shared

And the plans we had for each other.

It was your eyes

Elegant and brave like the rising sea,

It was your smile warming as the sun

Your patience that made the sand and the shore

And your love that sparked the heart of man.

It is here

in my lonely solitude

That I wonder what life would be.

"It hurts more to be creating happiness than it does to watch it from the side lines." - Authors note 48