Saturday, October 18, 2008

Where Do You Live?

A measure of how happy a person is when he fails to
see the present and lives in anywhere but in it.
do not live in the past. do not live it. it is meant to
be remembered and not relived. it will remind us
of what we were and were not. it is not who we
are or are not.
do not long for the future. do not rehearse it. you cannot.
it cannot be controlled, at best, you can plan for it.
you cannot plan it. the future will happen whether
you let it or not.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Dream Catchers

I used to know people who say "I will use my life to change people."
They are the ones who sparkle in their naive optimism.
They are the fledglings of life's ironies.
I used to know them because I walked with them, among them.
We were of the same people.
"There’s a place I go. When I’m alone Do anything I want. Be anyone I wanna be"
And then the nuances of life stacked up on us and slowly, life changed us. People change lives. Life changes people. It is the proverbial domino stack. You would think you can go and say, "Tomorrow, I will grow up. I will outgrow my pain."
"But it is us I see And I cannot believe I’m fallin That’s where I’m goin Where are you goin"
I see the same People Fall into Love. Come out of love. We are changed by the Life we are living. Do we become better because of change? I don't believe that is the point. We live because we want to experience. We live because we are alive. And through all the living we went through, we are changed. And that is always a good thing.
"See you as a mountain, A fountain, a God. See you as as a descant soul In the setting sun. You as a sound, just as silent as none."
"Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner"