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Living The Question
fireballems

“And what is reason? and what is love? and what is life?”
    -Walt Whitman


Sleeping—
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reeling through some sort of existence,
 2
unable to discern logic
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from nonsense,
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fact from myth.
 5
 
 
Waking—
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your eyelids are unopened,
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but you see just the same,
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see an image as you have forever,
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and, you assume, always will
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for Heaven,
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you believe,
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is just above where the lightening begins.
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Right?
 14
 
 
And her Mary
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-like face will be there among the clouds
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and holy
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figures, you know,
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you know.
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And you know
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that when you finally
 21
wake to that eternal
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day St. Peter and some gates shining
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and some angels singing
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and some trumpets blowing
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will be there to greet
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you. You know and are certain.
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Right?
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31 Mar 08

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hmm i think we are actually living an answer, and living with the questions.
anyway, almost nothing is certain, almost
i like the motto:)
 — nisetru

what is...

right?

i maybe wrong again...

but.
: )
 — fractalcore

JMO, but i think we are never living an answer, but living a question, searching always for the answer, which lies always right out of our reach.
 — fireballems

Questions and Answers are layer cakes of duality with melting ice cream filler -- change is the only constant and the meandering mental mind is like a river of doubts about it -- all these things are inventions, the duplicitous conceit to weather the changes and hope for the best -- we carry rainbows on our backs and look for the Soul in the Sky with eyes as deep and wet as oceans roiling asking why oh why am I -- nevertheless with these here Maps of the Universe are the keys to the Kingdom you just gotta manage the territorial imperatives --
 — AlchemiA

Lightning. This is good
 — themolly

I liked the start, but somehow it lost some of its power for me when Mary and St. Peter dropped by, you know what I mean?
 — Eloha

Eloha, I do. You're the second person to say that to me. I need to work on it.
 — fireballems

If we actually knew the answer.....what would be the point of living? Where/what/why would we strive?
 — joshcoops

JC, that's exactly what I'm trying to say. Every person's ultimate life goal is to answer these sorts of questions. I would argue that every action one takes is even in some part an attempt to answer the questions. No one, of course, ever does answer them though.
 — fireballems

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