Thought Upon Awakening

I woke this morning with “The future is only the not yet, thus unremembered, past”. As with the seagull phrase, I have no idea of its genesis; perhaps it is a remnant of some forgotten dream. I know only, like the seagulls, it will gnaw in my subconscious, as blatant, illogical, profound revelation.

What amuses me about the phrase, ” “The future is only the not yet, thus unremembered, past, is how it seems disguised as something profound about which to think, like Aristotle’s A=A declaration. I have this vision of Aristotle waking one morning with that idea and wondering, “What the fuck does that mean?” and then spending the rest of his life explaining it to himself.

Even more amusing is the thought of a god awaking with an idea of humanity, and then saying (to himself/herself, obviously), “Well, ain’t that a kick-in-the-head idea.”


About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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One Response to Thought Upon Awakening

  1. PennyD says:

    I Googled the quote but came up empty. It reminds me of something T. S. Elliot would say in one of his loooong rabling poems.

    And for some reason it makes me thing of Stephen Hawking???

    Definitely a phrase to ponder.


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