(The Daily Rumpus) A Constant Shifting

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Dear friend, I am not thinking clearly today. I have been sick for a week, and the fog outside clings. The fog outside follows me into my house. The

   

Dear friend,

I am not thinking clearly today. I have been sick for a week, and the fog outside clings. The fog outside follows me into my house.

The thing about perspective is a constant shifting.

We change how we think about a person, how we remember a situation, how we feel about a place. The referent refuses to remain steady.

We make decisions based on what we perceive the facts to be. Being choosy doesn't make you right, though. You think you know, but later you realize you were holding the newspaper upside down. You realize you forgot to put on your glasses.

Age might lend perspective, or it doesn't. Some of us are better at assessing ourselves (which is to say more careful, or with clarity). Before there was so much context, wasn't it better? Wasn't it easier?

(It was never easier.)

I try to remind myself I am collecting experiences. Or, what memory is and is not worth.

We each find our own horizon line.

Love,
Marisa

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