Friday, October 30, 2009

A Sunset Backwards

Time's subjectivity makes me laugh. Sleep never lasts long enough and the workday is always too long. Someone once told me that I'm lost in my dreams, but how can a person get lost in something that goes away to an electronic beep at six in the morning? Being found shouldn't happen in a bedroom. Not unless what's lost is a wallet or a set of keys. Then again, who cares about a wallet when there's no money? Screw the credit cards. It'd be a blessing in disguise to lose those bastards.

Think of the store around the corner. Now imagine walking there. Of course you won't, since it's too far and the car runs just fine. Of course, while you drive the two minutes you'll wonder why the fuck you didn't just walk. Distance likes to hide in the mire of subjectivity, too. Swamps have a nasty habit of encroaching my mind when I'm sick of humidity and big bugs. Makes me wish for Wal-Mart to come in and clear out the land so I can get discount prices. But then I'll swap stories about how this place used to be a beautiful wilderness. Maybe that's why so many people choose to live in the desert... the grass isn't greener on the other side, because there's only tumbleweed.

So where does one go when the landscape turns brown? The North Star doesn't point anywhere useful, it just reminds us that when we're lost, we at least know one cardinal direction. If only the mountains weren't blocking my view. Few have the energy to climb, and the burning cigarette lets me know that even fewer have the lungs. Five minutes of life, lost. But are they a happy five minutes? Time that goes by so fast that we don't even notice? If that's the case, then who cares? Light up and smile. And if they're an unhappy five minutes, and a long life is what you're after, acknowledge the fact that your lifespan has increased subjectively. It doesn't matter what the statistics say. We already know. There's nothing new under the Sun.

Can't recall the last sunrise that warmed my smile... Maybe if I remember a sunset backwards.

8 comments:

  1. that last line...

    making me think today jeffscape...

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  2. I like the notion of a backwards sunset.

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  3. I with Brian, now I have to go off and think... Fascinating post.

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  4. Hey..wanted you to know that I lifted my feet while driving over the railroad tracks today! LOL...not really, but I thought about it and how crazy that would be!

    Backwards sunsets, huh...now that's something I'd like to see! How different would it be from a sunrise?

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  5. Vacation is almost over... Can I relive this week backwards?

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  6. Jeffscape,

    It appears that you and I may be of the same mind at the moment...

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  7. Where are you? Still traveling westward??

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  8. This sounds a little too much like ranting. I expect more from you unless you are going to be upfront about the need to rant. Irrelevant without irreverence.

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