A Useful Possibility…


How we perceive things as being of use determines their meaning. To a farmer a large rock can mean an obstacle, to a snake it can mean shelter, to a mason or a sculptor the rock can mean raw material. It is the possibilities we envision that breathe meaning into what we see. If we do not see the possibilities, we cannot see the meaning. This is why life has so little value for some, and so much value for others and why these polar opposites are both driven by the winds of possibility once breathed into them and where they now hold the heat or the chill of these projected possibilities… and why apathy is the greatest violence we can possibly perpetrate on each other. Apathy starves us of meaning and can turn once vibrant flesh coursing with nourished blood into still and rotting meat that feeds the grave and turns us into living expressions of that poverty of meaning – even if we never considered what we would have chosen to mean if we had recognized the possibility that we have a choice in what we will allow our lives to be used as a vessel to express.


6 responses to “A Useful Possibility…

  1. fransiweinstein

    So true. Apathy is the kiss of death. It’s one of those words, like ‘average’ and ‘okay’ and ‘mediocre’ that just gives me a stomach ache.

    • I didn’t want to confuse this little droplet of information by weaving in the other end of that spectrum where we tremendously over value non-useful things also causing poverty of experience. For instance; people kill and enslave others over diamonds which are essentially compressed lumps of coal. Pretty, somewhat useful, but really not all that we make them out to be. IMO

  2. Sweet you,

    I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world

    Thank you for that..

    Namasté, Summer

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