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Love Letters: Dear Younger Me

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Dear younger me,

The things which I wish to say cannot be said,
In part because it has been said, (and often), before,
And we know this was as true the first as the second time I said it.
It cannot become any truer with time.

The bigger reason I cannot say what I want to say, is that I want to say something which seems to be a kind of music.
A world score of music.
It’s less a text and more a space of time profoundly charged by feeling, like the awe given to our small being among the enormous events of universal importance.
Universes and stars and suns, impact points, or gods, or some computer generated sims.
In any case, the whole of it.

Even for those, whose language is to say what cannot be said, the task requires a life of practice, contemplation, prayer. (The latter two don’t work without the first.)
Our life began in echo and extends into apprenticeship; a period which may be short, or long, but always ends…if it ends…with a view.

Even with the view, I must still learn the personal language that will convey that view to you.
And since my view, so similar, is also vastly different from yours, if only because I wish to speak it, I must also invent the language.

Life is like that.

Postcard: Acrylic painting

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Comments: 6

  • Pondside

    April 8, 2016

    I’m sure we’ll each interpret this in our own way – for me, though, I know that my younger self would never, ever have listened to my older self, even if we’d spoken the same language.

  • April 8, 2016

    Hell, even my older self doesn’t listen to my own advice, so why should my younger self, LOL? My best advice is always “Try to win the lottery so you don’t have to work for a living.”

  • April 11, 2016

    i knew everything when i was younger .. everything … now i not so much

  • April 12, 2016

    Absolutely lovely. Especially those photos. 😉

  • April 22, 2016

    Beautiful post V … I just love the images of you. I wonder if our younger self would listen to our older self .. hugs

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