Sunday, November 14, 2010
Minutes to Memories
How much passion this life?
And how much magic?
And why, oh why, can I not find a DVD to watch?
I literally have hundreds; many I watch over and over.
In some way I want them to teach me something - something I haven't yet seen. Why else would I watch them so many times? Some days I wonder if these favourites aren't just the visual equivalent of warm socks on a cold winters day.
Today's choice showed, among other things, a man and his wife on a couch. How as she lent in close; how as she put her head on his shoulder, they just fitted like some small part of a cosmic jigsaw puzzle.
I see parts of that puzzle every day; how some things fit, and others never do. I see what looks like a three year old child; a child who cant understand why the shapes don't fit, but carries on regardless.
I see some parts dance around each other, getting set aside for another day, another dance. And through this all I also see this all as someone who might move the pieces, but never take part in it's final outcome.
And finally, as the movie finishes i hear;
The universe will expand
and it will collapse back on itself
and then it will expand again.
It will repeat this process forever
What you don't know is that when the universe expands again
Everything will be as it is now.
Whatever mistakes you make this time around
You will live through again on your next pass
Every mistake you make you will live through
Again and again
So my advise to you is to get it right this time around
Because this time, is all you have.
And when I stop to think, I think this apt. Especially from the outside looking in.