words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Everything Changes Except A Persistent Memory (A Think You Know Remix)

We often find ourselves on the boundaries of what we remember….

Everything changes except a persistent memory

Sometimes in a moment of realization, in a glimmer of mindfulness, we can see the totality of our lives: The days spent with dreams. The nights, restless—consumed with thought. The years forged with the desire to be something—perhaps anything other than who we are. And in the end, an uncertainty that begs the question; do all things change except a persistent memory?

Perhaps we really do not know ourselves at all, and in its place we find only a recurring memory to give us pause.

A fine line of demarcation of what is and what we imagine; who we are and what we might have become.

It is a fortress of endless cycles of memories and desires that seduce the very knowledge of who we are and the way we think.

We know that everything is in constant flux. Everything changes. Our lives change and the world around us as well.

It is a given.

Yet it feels like our memories, the persistent ones, never do….

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6 responses

  1. It is a “welcome” given…let’s keep it rolling …make room for better 🙂

    April 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    • Thanks Natasha. I have to remember to always move forward.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:23 am

  2. the purlieu…are we lost or found in it?

    April 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    • That is a very good question Jessica. And you know, I am not sure.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:24 am

  3. It is a fortress of endless cycles of memories and desires that seduce the very knowledge of who we are and the way we think.

    yes, yes….chemical soup…i am chicken noodle soup but i want to be water…

    April 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

    • Oh it is certainly like being at a corner with to many streets intersecting.

      April 23, 2012 at 1:25 am

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