Daniel L. Bacon
Any literature worth reading is first misunderstood and then unveiled to the true seekers of wisdom who reflect on deeper thoughts. Therefore, those who are wise withhold judgement to re-read these great works with their hearts and souls.
Downstream at Any Time of Day
This is a dirge to mourn the unfortunate due to the paean of another’s relief. A sympathy vomit when all that can be mustered is a dry heave to expel the waste of the ecstatic. No matter how loudly the raucous Rumi rants--do not drink. The flight of their offspring is the millstone around your neck, pulling you into the depths, made opaque by the deluge of their excretions.
Handle with Care
Presuppose 1. To suppose beforehand 2. To require as an antecedent in logic or fact Merriam-Webster.com The idea of a presupposition is that all of our formulated, logical thought is based on and passed through a set of primal, subconscious beliefs that we, at one time or another, came to believe by way of indoctrination or experience.
Sitting in the Dark
It is a very particular type of person who sits in the dark, who turns and runs towards that from which others shudder away in abject fear. It is the shared saga of the hero and the villain. When the dark becomes more comfortable than the light. To the uninitiated, one living in fear will act out of fear and drive out all light from their life such that each day is another level descended into Hell. Each step further from the light of love and all things wholesome. Clinging to the faintest whispers of love; the ecstasy of passion, control, and affirmation. Eventually the excess of searching for light to fill the black hole of their hearts consumes all who enter in and even the sun is pulled into this vortex of voracious vexation. Life itself is bemoaned and all that is revealed are the smoking ashes of a once great life self-imploded by the ghosts of fear in their head.
Sometimes when we haven’t seen someone for a very long time, we revert back to the way we were when we last saw them. This is extremely beneficial for old friends who have lost contact--it’s like picking up a good conversation that took a 20-year break. In this respect, reverting back to who we were is beneficial for both parties.