Editor’s note: Received this contribution back in early autumn, been meaning to get it posted ever since. Man, where does the time go? English is the author’s second language. In order to conserve the original prose I have intentionally refrained from a heavy edit.
It’s Very Healthy Asking Questions
Summer is taking its last warm breaths. Maybe the receding glaciers around us can get a break from their unstoppable retreat. Some went high and far, some went low and some are gone.
I’d like to think that we didn’t lose ourselves but that we gave ourselves away to the summer activities that we seek so much.
Seek and destroy, leave it in peace, let it go and pave a road behind you that the less fortunate can travel if their desire is to follow. Did you leave any rubbish behind or only sweet crumbles for others to taste and enjoy?
Make a track so gentle that others can feel the sensation of pioneering. Why would you have to do it in another way?! If your preference is to awake the crowds and get your 15 minutes of fame please become a footballer or a TV face.
If your goal is to become money rich, don’t worry. There’s enough out there that anyone could become a millionaire. There ain’t nothing there to stop you. It’s easy and it’s common, so all you got to do is to pick up the instructions that you can gather along the way.
It’s nice to be simple. It makes life easy. Life rolls on in the commuter lane. Time is at hand. You can almost control it.
Be rude, be nude, be prude you can even be glued to your 52″ HDV TV set. Roll a stone over and make some questions, keep it rolling and ask even more.
It’s very healthy asking questions. The answers might not be the ones of a microbiochemist professor’s latest cure for brain cancer but only a napkin to weep your runny red autumn nose with. Still quite satisfying.
Questions could be left unanswered. If this leaves a black hole in your soul don’t try to stop that stone. Let it roll and no moss will ever grow green on it again. It will stay young in its mind, ready to shoot another question at something that is bothering.
In the elements of the nature humans will always be exposed, so is nature to itself too. Not much growth can be found on the stones high above.
Unanswered questions can be revealed by the force of the challenge the elements have given us. They can disappear, diminish or be dissolved by a more concrete mind, focused on minimizing any forthcoming accidents.
When an accident becomes present and instant new questions occur. Those questions must be braced though answers might be hard to find.
Then again, it’s time to let the stone roll.
It’s Very Healthy Asking Questions by kzxc is the first in a three-part series for School of Tongue.