Monday, December 28, 2009

Time

Time has not been unkind, per se, but it has been honest.  Honest and stern and cold. But then, creeping in with some sort of quiet mercy.

Awash I am, saturated, dripping with emotion, and time comes with a soft absorbent cloth, slowly drawing it forth from me, out from these aching swollen pores.

And it has been sweet, too.  Oh so terribly salty-sweet with honey and with laughter sprinkled with tears.



Yes, time has been honest.  

5 comments:

feng said...

oh katie! do you miss sparky as well? I guess high school had its moments. Sometimes I also feel that there's nothing good or bad about time, it sort of just passes. That is ok, as long as one makes the most of time then it's all good. I've realized there is no point wasting time feeling sorry for the passing of time, if that makes any sense. :)

n said...

Honesty is a good value to struggle to obtain. We can numerate all of the virtues people tend to want to have. Perseverance, courage, fairness, optimism, sympathy, candor, wisdom and son on--this is a random list not my personal list. But this names point to ideals. The abstract forms which are somewhere out there; not exactly part of this messy Earth. I know what optimism is and have met very optimistic persons. But is this person always optimistic? Does she never fall into despair. She does, of course, otherwise she wouldn't be human or just a pretender. Likewise, Honesty, although it is a more important virtue than others, I don't think you can write without being sincere. You can strive to be honest, but can you be totally honest all of the time? without hurting people along the way. Have you ever seen the movie "Life is Beautiful" wasn't the father dishonest to his child. Didn't he try to cover the grim reality? Nevertheless, we have to struggle for honesty otherwise how are people gonna truly know us--unless your mind is full of euphemisms. But harsh honesty means showing your flaws; showing your scars, but, unfortunately, most people get a statues jolt out knowing other people's faults; it fills them with confidence. They are not introspective enough to take notice of their own errors and flaws, especially if young. We all know of egotistical teens.Also, this lack of introspection, is to be human. Again, we struggle for the ideals, like honesty, but the ideals cannot be totally reach otherwise you would be perfect and;thus, not of this Earth. But if you want to fill your heart with pride, that's fine, it is part of being human. But, eventually, Time and Life will catch up to you. You can sense it amount generations of people. Folk who suffer through WW2, or witness wars are certainly more humble. And we will witness it, also. Life is a beautiful messy struggle you just have to sense it. Like Jesus said "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?".....sorry to ramble in your comment section. David L.

Newt said...

Feng - I think I get what you're saying. If you're going to mourn time's passing, you might as well spend that time doing something worthwhile, and then probably you'll have less reason to mourn...

David L. - no need to apologize for the lovely and thoughtful comment. BTW, do I know you in RL or did you just happen upon this blog?

ju said...

it is time for me to be honest-- with you, but most of all, as always, with myself...

n said...

Newt: I think we might have chit-chated in real life, but have not actually had a conversation without a subject or an argument. I do spend an inordinate amount of time on my computer or on metaphysical adventures. But, maybe, we'll talk sometime.I do find,however, that your exquisite thoughtful prose do inspire me to comment.