In physics, entropy is a term for the inevitable degree of disorder in a closed system. Sidereal time follows an entropic arrow. We are part of the sidereal universe. Only thing --in defiance of time-- that doesn't follow disorder is rational thought. I believe you're covered.
I love your comment ... Thank you, Geo, for these encouraging words of scientific wisdom ... :)
The experience of not wanting what's before us, what others contend is the good, the true, or the beautful, can be disorienting at best, and lead directly to that paralysis you highlight here.Your last line reminded me of Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." I realized I didn't have a clue what that book is about. Now that I've enlightened myself, it's on my to-be-read list. Thanks for your poem, that so perfectly captures a familiar experience, and for jogging my memory about the book, too.
I so appreciate this thoughtful comment, Linda. You've really hit the nail on the head, as they say. I read that book but it's been many years. It might deserve a reread for the experience of seeing life from a more mature perspective.
We can only love what comes naturally to us. It is likely different for everyone. To let ourselves want what others want is to be untrue to ourselves. Resisting pressures from outside strengthens our inner resolve and our character.
yes ... I still recall this day many years ago ... I've never seemed to want what people think I should ... :)
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