originally posted by: Iamthatbish
a reply to: dashen
Am I confused or this person can't look because if they discover something they will have aquired knowledge?
I think i understand your confusion. The thought that popped in my head did not appear to me as a voice, like someone speaking to me. It seemed more
as if I was recalling a remembrance, like something I had read. It also confused me, so much, that I stopped on my way out of my bedroom and sat on
the edge of the chair. I awakened earlier than usual, so I wasn't in a rush, which is highly unusual.
I usually start my day the minute my feet hit the floor, and I usually hit the floor running. It is a characteristic left over from my earlier days
when I had to be the best that I could be, for those that meant the most to me in my life. I am one of those people that requires motivation, a
purpose to get out the bed in the morning. I didn't read the book a purpose driven life, but I am sure somewhere in it was most likely a whole
chapter that probably described my life. My children have left the nest. My mother is still with me, and I have an old feral cat I rescued at around 3
weeks of age, according to the vet, and two rescued Rhodesian Ridgebacks. My responsibilities have greatly reduced, as while my crits can be quite
demanding, neither them nor my Mother require much more than time, love and attention. They give me purpose and my joy comes from creating their joy
and watching them smile. My Mother is constantly scolding me for what she terms as 'spoiling' them, and I do, but I am honest enough with myself to
know that it is a selfish act. I spoil them because it pleases them and being able to share their happiness and joy, pleases me.
My thirst for input isn't new. I can remember anxiously awaiting the trip to the grocery store each month, hoping the next book in the encyclopedia
set would be available, and that my Mom would have enough money left over to purchase it. If my dream came true and we left the store with my
cherished gift, I would spend the whole near 45 minute ride back home with my face in the book, trying to gather up as much of the information as I
could. I wasn't searching for anything specific bit of information. I was just consuming what information was on the pages. I never stopped once to
question if the information was true, or even valid. It wasn't a quest for truth, it was a quest for input. I didn't realize this until the thought
arrived. As I pondered the words and what was said, the actually meaning seemed to branch out in many directions.
"The source is the fruit and if consumed will bring death, pain and misery." "Sourcery is the never ending search for the fruit." "The fruit
that once bitten, will drop its seeds and spread with ease, even if the fruit is not consumed." "Heaven is beyond all reach because it requires a
pure heart, which can never be achieved in a mind that carries the seeds of the source."
The first thing I realized was the words that were presented in the thought, were words that I could see, more than hear. I remembered thinking how
odd the word 'sourcery' looked, and quickly realized it was 'not' a misspelling. I realized right away that it was referring to the magic and the
addiction, my addiction, to input. I am still pondering on this idea. It seems the moment I think I understand all of it, another price falls off and
steers my mind towards another possible meaning, another possible message. While I am no longer confused about the thought, it does continue to create
more thoughts. It in itself has become a fruit with many seeds. It, for me, has carried my mind in numerous directions in an attempt to understanding.
An unprovoked and unsolicited thought, simple yet cryptic, and fuel for my addiction for input, creating more paths from which to begin.