Sunday, July 09, 2006

soul feathers and the fish

dear jenn see,

since you, my dearest muse, will only give me three or four lines of the poem you are inspiring me to write backwards, i guess it must wait. however i was going through old notebooks and stumbling over the fact that you wrote something in every one of them - (much of which i still cannot decipher because of your hieroglyphic "a's"). i found an old theory of mine - i'm sure you'll remember... and this is all true:

Legend has it that we were all angels once; with two heads, two wings, and one soul. To walk the mortal realm we had to split into two beings; each with a single wing and half a soul. As we travel through this world, we are forever searching for the other half of our souls, our other wing; so that, holding tightly to our other half, we can fly all the way back up into heaven. Thus is the creation of soulmates.

i don't believe this. oh, i believe in soulmates sure enough, i'm just not so sure about the half thing. perhaps we do have half a soul and only one wing, but as for the other half i think it was shattered - ripped apart at birth - each feather left for us to find in the hearts of many people. how many? that probably depends upon the soul. as we travel through life, we touch and are touched by people and each time a feather is exchanged, sometimes more than one. and each time, we grow a little as souls, rebuilding our wings.

draw your own conclusions.


8 little fish:

Blogger Dirk Fung swam up to say...

I think your view is very plausible. Half and half seems a bit too predictable, and we all know that life likes to throw us curve balls to keep us on our toes. It's like our chinese fortune cookies sometimes say: "To find the perfect soulmate, buy more fortune cookies." It may cost something, and you may not gain anything from it, but you just can't afford to take that chance.


1:54 AM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

unless you look at it and say that we're all just scatterings of the one great whole searching for any and all of the pieces that we can find that will fit us. some fit differently and serve different roles, but all are equally important in binding the whole back together.

1:42 AM  
Blogger Nocturnal swam up to say...

that line of thinking is questionable imho. it resembles religion which is a bad sign.


5:05 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Hello Cynthia, Mysfit, Oldben...I hope that today finds you well. It is extra hard on Fridays because I find myself sitting here at the exact spot where I read about Jenn See's passing on Friday June 23rd. You're all in my thoughts and I just wanted to simply say 'hello' and that I miss everyone.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Emily swam up to say...

i just visited today as i still swim with the fish from time to time even though i no longer blog. i can not describe my feelings.
i am so thankful for all the photos and writing of Jenn's I was privledged to enjoy.
thank you for your continued posting during this difficult time

4:26 PM  
Blogger Dirk Fung swam up to say...

To continue on Oldben's puzzle analogy, we may lose some pieces along the way, but that doesn't change the overall picture.


4:44 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

of course religion is questionable. i don't lean one way or another because i believe that religion gets in the way of faith. ask me what i have faith in and i'll reply me. it's the fundamentalists and the blind followers that get it all wrong. the rest of us that ask the questions and form our own answers that are on the right track. to what, tho, i know not.

agreed dirk. i think your supposed to lose some pieces. you just gotta identify and hold on to the important ones.

5:38 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

religion, like all weapons, is only dangerous in the hands of the stupid and the powerful.

10:49 AM  

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