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Monday, January 21, 2019

Trajectory of Life - Richard Wehrman


He was surprised
to see the gray clouds,
for the sunrise was clear
with blue sky, and he
assumed, as he always had,
that the sky moved
as the sun moved, east
to west, yet here the clouds
came, traveling west to
east, and he thought of
the trajectory he imagined
his life took, of birth
to death, infancy to old age,
and he wondered if he
had missed something,
if the winds moved
differently than he supposed,
if death also traveled
toward life, if there were
more currents than he
could imagine; and if
imagining itself, setting
a distinct course, one he
planned in advance, kept
him from seeing, if he
were at this moment
actually growing younger,
at the same time he grew
older; if he was in fact
moving in ways he could
barely sense, into another
life, into other worlds.

Richard Wehrman
From: Being Here
original title: Traveling


2 comments:

  1. Oh what great thoughts...and now I'm imagining a path through my life sideways!

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    1. :) And I liked the line where he says, "if the winds moved differently than he supposed, if death also traveled *toward* life..." I have been wondering that myself, if death is not really a "birth" into life...

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