The part slip off the table and landed harshly upon the floor. What was once a solid peace was now a series of pieces, each large enough to hold yet incomplete by its very nature. A sliver it was not for a sliver was too small a means to say or convey the disruption of the whole. In truth there were a number of pieces and yet only four solid enough to handle. The rest being so small or minor they were missed or they simply slipped into the surroundings. How often does this occur that a singular peace comes to rest in a tangible pile and yet some small element is missed by the rendering?
We become survivors by necessity. We find our way through the brambles and the off roads by way of the land, sea or air because we must and that is the fullest extent of it. Survival is how we manage the day and take care of ourselves. It is at times pure instinct that we find our way through the meandering paths to come out at some level of solid ground. After a period of reflection we know that we can survive and that we will survive whatever life puts before us. We learn about desire, persistence, relationships and the differences that exist between us all by surviving the harsh realities. What does not kill us makes us stronger is a popular saying and while it is true I don’t subscribe to putting oneself in mortal danger to learn. The basic philosophy of the statement however is true that what we survive we learn from.
Another day dawns fiercely over the eastern sky. A brilliant explosion of sun and sky so clear and crisp we long to be outside wandering. Sundays are quiet slow days by nature with me and this one will be no different. I like to enjoy the day of rest and will leave certain tasks to be done another day so as to fully enjoy this day of leisure. I lack the persistence I once had for getting things done and put away. I lack the focus or the desire to see things accomplished in good order. I rather like the disorder of things and the radical slippery slope. I find the dawn pleasing and dusk an opportunity to calm the stretches of my mind and put to rest the questions for a time and another place.