Every atom

I am not a believer.  I don’t believe in god, and fate has never really held much allure for me, despite the fact that a former lover tried to convince me that fate had brought us together (note well:  former).  I do believe that the universe is infinite, random and chaotic, and that chaos and its randomness is what rules our lives.

That notion sustains me, but it was challenged recently when a good friend shared with me her recent email from her son.  Suffice it to say that her son, a 25-year old, is much wiser and far more self-aware than almost any 25 year old I’ve ever known — including myself. Upon reading the email, and with tears in my eyes, I wondered what impact my friend and her husband had upon this truly unique son who is a gift to the world. My friend noted that parenthood is a “crap shoot” but she also was willing to say that perhaps her son was an old soul, one who had been around a while, and who had a chance to grow into himself, over those many lives.

The idea of reincarnation is fanciful to me and not one that I can ascribe to given my reliance upon science.  However, science can’t answer all of life’s questions and in this case, I wonder, in a Whitman-esque way, if IB has become a part of a universe greater than himself.  Perhaps it is really our poets, rather than our scientists, who have it right.

  For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
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4 Responses to Every atom

  1. jyourist says:

    Ah, what a wonderful surprise to find this here. The poets (and the best scientists are poets too) totally have it down. All any of us can do is trip, skip, and stumble, but with pure intention, integrity, and lots of patience, tolerance, and love. The rest doesn’t matter.

  2. Jerome Bloom says:

    THANKS
    MOTHER
    OF INVT

    WITH
    HAPPY TEARS
    THIS OLD POETARTIST
    CROWS HIS CAW CAW CAWS
    TO YOU AND YOURS

    AND AWAIT
    THE DAY
    WHEN YOUR CHILDREN
    MOVE INTO
    THEWOLRLD
    UNDER YOUR AND EDS
    GUIDENCE AND LOVE

    AND ALONG WITH IB AND OTHERS
    GIVE THEIR BEST
    TO KEEP THIS

    GREAT BLUE MARBLE
    WITNISING
    MANY MANY MANY
    EARTHTURNS
    BEYOND OUR
    MOMENTS
    HERE

    BLESS THE ENSO
    AS IT TURNS

    OM

    BLESS YOUS
    AND

    SAY

    PLEASE

    AND

    THANKYOU

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