Saturday, January 21, 2017

Odyssey into Words

Dorianne Laux writes, "I am still hard at work on this project of the self. The solitary self, as well as the self in relation to the world and the unknown universe we swirl around in, uncertain of our purpose or future. Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is beauty? Why is there suffering? Where is truth? I tried to arrange them in a shape, find a path for them to travel to make clearer those questions. I write to know the questions."

Do you pursue experiences as an odyssey into words? Are you able to leave the comfort of understanding to delve into ways to discover a wisdom of well-being?  This happens by thrashing about in the wilderness and forests of the unknown.

What vehicle will you take today?  If you go on foot, by car, boat or train, amusements spring on every sensory level.

Each time you decide on the destination, you will become surprised and distracted by attractions along the way.  Should you stop for a carnival?  Sticky your face with cotton candy and a candy apple? Where will the merry-go-round take your mind if you change to a different lion, tiger or horse to ride? 

Taste a notion like a lozenge. It dissolves and words arise. They flutter and flicker at the lips and beg for release. Taste the flavor of their feathers and sigh. They baffle, energize, and frighten.  Some hide as ink soaks into a finger. 

Tomorrow, ride the train with your face pressed against the window ready to hop off at the first astonishment.  

Write into the mysteries.

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