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Beware The Thousand Yard Stare

The trouble with life is that when I was younger I used to think that, in the end, I would be able to untangle the complexities of life and, sort of, solve it to my own satisfaction.  But, as I've aged I've come to realise that the more I look the more complexity I find.  It's a never ending process. Over rationalisation is a curse.  Searching for the code is absurd.  The Holy Grail is just fool's gold at the end of a rainbow.   Whatever stupid mixed metaphor I can come up with just obscures the essential truth that life is only available to those who are alive.  A life.  I'm starting to feel that acceptance is the only way; to stop trying to work it out as if there's a big secret, and start living, but this conflicts with my usual approach.

Sometimes the mystery and sublime beauty of life are too obvious to see.


CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Mar 24, 2011

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