Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Hermit Chronicles: Cup of Conversation

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I'm lost in darkness, and I'm happy about this.

Being lost and alone sounds terrible, but these are exciting lands.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R.Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Some things were better lost than found.” - Stephen King, The Dead Zone

Lost is good, it's when I find places that appear on the horizon of experience, places that are exciting, painful, and perhaps enlightening. Being lost and alone sounds terrible, but these are exciting lands. I pass by many and varied road signs that point the way out. Addiction, seems many took that one, I see their detritus strewn about and the bones of those who scarcely made the turn on that road before they died choking on the false hope of that distant city. Violence, that sign is the one with holes shot through with blame and anger against foes seen and unseen, real and surreal. I hear echos of private wars, fought more often in that travelers head, then on the road itself. Fame, this sign is hard to see, covered with thick strands of luck and persistence. Looking far down it I see no one, I only hear crowds gathering and yelling praises at the swollen headed partakers of that way. I love to pass by those exits and the many crisscrossing and circuitous forked roads called psychiatry and religion. Bah, I turn my back on these and wander through my aloneness. It is there I am comfortable, being lost gives me a reason to go back over my favorite parts. Don't feel sorry for me as you see my shambled figure shuffling, my face overgrown with disconcerting opinion. I am happy here, but wait, would you like to share a cup of conversation, speaking without words over my fire? I didn't think so, you have your eyes set on the exit'll be back though, I'll keep a light on for you.

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