Staggered Logs /2
- W. James Steck II
Well, here we are. A lifetime up to this present spat up in a few fleeting words that in some perverse, unholy way attempt to illustrate what has become of what I see in the mirror every day. I don't know why it is that I have this nature to feel the need to express and impose on you these visions of the places that I've come to know through my dreams and experiences, but I figure that it's just my function. Tough break, being in the process of trying to complete yourself, while searching for the elusive meaning of life, all because you've been told that you've not already found it. Extremely confused and growing weary of all the damned avenues of philosophy and of language barriers all together. Tired of hearing myself talk about inexpressible sensations and trying to capture the feelings in words. Good, bad, selfish, love, hate, existence, eternal, I, God, sanity, insanity, society, reality, death, birth, life: to hell with it all. I've eaten the words served to me and restructured them in an attempt to paint my own internal picture outwardly for the world to see and perceive... I've done this for my own inner discovery so that one day I might finally feel like I've done enough and accept rest. But I see now that there is no escape. I tell you that I love you and this place that we are in because I have never before been on a mountain this high, and as we look at each other - there on the level that we've created, I, resorting back to foolishness, have attempted to label and articulate the feeling and have shattered the whole thing. I tell you that these are my beliefs, that you don't feel that I am trying to pronounce my word as the almighty word of God, but the truth is, is that this is God. Nothing more can ever exist, other than these ever-evolving eyes through which we decide to look at this truth of our being here right now. Aah! I can't go on. Here I am... existence on display and what do I say? I'm talking and talking and...... why can't I just rest?