Tuesday, October 18, 2016

From An Even More Apocryphal Apocrypha



The great spirit of
Humankind descended
Upon the world and cried out,
"What the heck am
I doing in all these bodies
And why are they so
Excited about each other?"
All the stars swept
Down to shed light on
The question and
Got snagged in a
Potted olive tree.
"Beats us!" they chorused.
So it's up to you and me, I guess.

13 comments:

  1. The stars must gallivant a lot, especially at certain times of the year ... December, for instance. I see them caught up in trees all over the place.

    Does your olive tree produce olives?

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    1. Yes, that does seem to happen around the Yuletide --astronomers have yet to explain it. Our little olive tree is too young to bear olives. In a few years perhaps it will.

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  2. An olive tree knows that he/it has lots and lots of time, Geo.

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    1. Agreed. I have been fond of the olive as a peace symbol since reading Virgil's "Aeneid", which also passes the test of time.

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  3. The great spirit of humankind should be told that it is here to experience that wonderful gamut of emotions and interactions that are what makes us human.

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    1. Beautifully phrased, Emma, and quite true.

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  4. Perhaps the great spirit of humankind will find a way to free the stars, once the olives have ripened. Less hope for that trapped in those human bodies, I suppose.

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    1. Perhaps, and yet, at some irreducible point, the spark that ignites tremendous stars and the spark that ignites the slow burn of metabolism may be indistinguishable.

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    1. Thank you, Lux. Best wishes to you!

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  6. Lights in the olive tree--delight in a pot.

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    1. And I delight in your comment. Thanks!

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  7. Yep....I guess it really is up to us now to do the best with what we have.

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