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Sunday, September 25, 2016

What we don't talk about...

We turn our cameras toward pretty objects
search the horizon for the unusual
escape scary thoughts with unusual speed.

We are mostly talking and thinking about an imaginary world,
so unlike the precipice we turn our backs from.

This is our saving grace.
as well as our purgatory.

11 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Ouch.
Poignant truth.
I also believe that things kept in the dark have a tendency to fester and grow.

The Broad said...

What a thought-provoking post, Rosaria! You are so right -- the unpalatable is unacceptable to what we 'imagine' to be our world. But most especially, I think to those of us fortunate enough to be cushioned by our middle class world.

Marty Damon said...

Yes, I prefer the sweeping-under-the-rug model for life.

Amanda Summer said...

This is like a Zen koan. Agree with Elephant's Child, that the shadow grows noisy when it is neglected.

pink dogwood said...

it might be ok to acknowledge the dark, while focusing on the light?

Beautifully said.

the walking man said...

It is the road to accepting that "now" is different than what we planned for. I never minded precipices as long as I knew there was a bottom somewhere.

Helen said...

Profound words Rosaria ~~~

Maggie May said...

I think if we thought too much...... we'd never be able to cope. Maybe it's best to drift through *the now* and to concentrate on the good and the light.
Maggie x

Sally Wessely said...

I knew you would have something that would strike home. You did not disappoint. Great truth.

Vagabonde said...

Sometime we do and sometime we don’t, Rosaria. I just finished writing my post that included pretty pictures and events, but then I had more pictures that were, not scary, but poignant and showed very sad situations. We cannot turn our back on them.

troutbirder said...

I kept thinking about the upcoming election as I read this.... No ostriches for me.