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The impossibility of being consequential

The impossibility of being consequential

Suddenly it has reached my shores
Like the persistent lapping of an incoming tide
a liberating realization
a nullifying epiphany
regarding the weightlessness of our pursuits
and of our lifetimes of misdirected focus
We live in our microcosms
our cages
Spinning our webs
Producing
Eating
Acting
Consequential in the moment
in our civilizations, perhaps
but
inconsequential in ‘time’.
See how our heroes and our histories are recent
a few hundred perhaps a thousand years old
But what do we know of our grandfathers’ achievements
from a million years ago?
Nothing.
The universe and it’s excursion is so much bigger than us, and
Our times
Our impact
Our genius
Our egos
Our imaginations
Even our aspirations
Note…
There are milky ways of infinity
And infinite milky ways
Imaginations that encompass galaxies
And galaxies of such imaginations
I am nothing
our totality is nothing
except in our own minds
…I find It heartening, liberating
this impossibility of being consequential.

Nothing lingers

Nothing lingers

There’s nothing more to capture
To take
To record
To achieve
To emulate
There really isn’t anything
That will inform the “nothing” that will ultimately remain

Our thoughts own so much
Ideas envelope such infinities
Imagination such fantasies
None of it but real or remnant
After the passage
Beyond these worldly vistas.

We are much larger than life
playing a hugely exaggerated hand
compared to our tiny selves
To indulge
to enjoy
To be
To play for a while
And then to return like a book to its shelf
To not be again what once was…

There is no sadness
Just a finality
The rightful conclusion
That after the bewilderment of life
After the dramas and the emotions
The heartbreaks and the loves
The dawning’s and the epiphanies
The reasonings and the philosophies
Nothing abides
No trace
No thought
No mark
“Nothing” IS guaranteed
So this right here is
An unmarked moment in time
Untraceable
Ultimately inconsequential to the future
Such an absolutely beautiful g…