Rainy Day

Copyright CL

Copyright CL

At about 3am, I had all kinds of profundities forming in my mind. They’re quite gone now.

Today was terribly… wonderfully… strangely…. mixed. I met with some childhood friends (we used to be part of a secret society called “The Foursome,” way back in 5th grade); two are married now. We evolve, but always share  sincerest friendship. We have the most wonderful (and fun) memories.

I also did something extraordinarily difficult today (the secret is mine).

Life changes quickly.

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6 responses to “Rainy Day

  1. im proud of you.
    its funny how the weather seems to mimic our lives… like some sort of intimate dialogue we have with our environment. it helps me feel grounded and connected at times, as if even the shitty moments are part of life’s evolving patterns.
    summer is on its way.

    • freecognition

      Yes, perhaps the weather mimics our lives, but can we mimic the weather? I guess we’ll find out. Your “summer is on its way” read as breezy Jane Austeny hopefulness (a little anxiety inducing, I admit), balanced entirely by your name: Inspired! I love this game ;).

    • freecognition

      And thanks for being proud 🙂

  2. allow me to share a gem from philosopher and Holocaust survivor Walter Benjamin:
    “the angel of history has his face turned towards the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.”
    so, my advice would be to forget the past, turn around to embrace a new day, a new beginning, a new season. The ability to walk away – that is progress.

  3. The quote was actually taken from his analysis of Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus” (http://www.theotherjournal.com/article_files/kleeangelus_novus.jpg) but earned a honorable position in modern philosophy due to its poignancy and depth.

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