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I wondered as I wandered…

… and what shall we say to the woman who’s not impressed by a sky full of light, and well-crafted clouds… who moans at the cruel Fate maliciously denying her a day of sunshine?

Will she be any the more impressed by an imaginative etude, as the objects of her scorn are likened to ethereal billows of life itself; eerily suspended above our heads; and so, so necessary to our continued existence?

Could the exercise of a poetic view of life be of any influence to a world no longer conversant with “words of eternal astonishments?”
Or will she be of the ilk as to disbelieve in the actuality of things she hasn’t known; of modes of existence inconceivable to her selfish world view?

And what then of my sudden assertion of the supremely important fact of the shape of her eyes?
What would be her response to my intrusion of an unwanted and unwelcome protestation of her own eternal, individual beauty?

In the answer to that last question lies many of the roots of the worlds’ current ills…

Do not misconstrue what I say here…
Do not read your own prejudices into my words.

This is no screed of misogyny – gender bashing has no place in my universe.
I use this random woman as my foil because she was there when these thoughts occurred…
That is all…
She was the origin, the embodiment and the impetus of my musings.
For that she has my profound thanks.

No, the woes of our times are manifest in her because she’s human.
Because we as a species have learned to expect, to believe the worst of every unknown individual we meet, while completely disbelieving in even the possibility of my recognition of your heavenly beauty; without any further, ulterior motive on my part.

I recognize, I rejoice in your ultimate beauty, oh blissfully unaware object of my reflections.
But I want no return from you.
I recognize, I rejoice… that is all!
I have no desire to possess.

My path, my vision is not yours; and I’m not sure I would wish it on anyone if I could.
Still… it is a vision.
A vision of the potentialities existent in us all.

But until you’ve learned this most fundamental, this most basic of the merest of human skills, I want nothing more to do with you.
You are not fit company…
And I’m certainly not an enjoyable companion for anyone besides myself…
Sometimes not even then…

Go… live… love and learn…
Become the human we were all meant to be…
Until that day…
Leave me alone!

 

EJ Liederstein

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

    • On a side note it does appear you’ve decided to follow my blog 4 times in the past two weeks…
      That’a level of “following” you don’t normally see in a blog…

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      • You’re not the only one that happens with. It’s a glitch. If it bothers you, the next time I lose my link to your blog, I won’t try to get it back, k? Sorry. Had no idea it was a bother.

        Take care.

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        • No, no, no…
          I’m not bothered at all…
          As you say, it’s a glitch…
          One of many with the platform, I’m afraid…
          There’s also the one where someone follows, but I can’t look at their “stuff” because their blog is ‘no longer available…’
          That’s the annoying one…

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