I watch their faces and put stories to their lives; the nameless who pass by. Sincere and beaten smiles, those lost in their own thoughts, the angry and the sad. I watch them all, wondering where they are going and from where they came.
I catch the glances and see the eyes filled with questions. I soak in the emotion. Souls so bare and so guarded.
Often wondering why I carry the weight of nameless others. Wishing I could change the challenges and obstacles they face - in their life story that I have created. My heart breaks for the tears and frowns of strangers, for beggars and fools.
I often imagine what it will be like when the journey ends. I close my eyes and imagine emptiness, silence. I remove thoughts, emotions, dreams. I forget happiness and heartbreak.
I still don't have an answer, although every day brings us closer to the knowledge we seek - but do not want to be part of.
I guess I did not care before I was here and I likely will not care when I am gone.
A peaceful slumber.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
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