Speak not of the ocean’s depth as far down
The same gravity holds it down that holds you, me
and the very material of the earth
So depth is measured
by how far up
Marianas and the Laurentian are the pillars
upon which the seas stand
But above that even the air…
The ocean is but part of the atmosphere
thickest, lowest part
But were it not there, it would not be replaced with negative space
While a good art lesson, that term does not dominate your physics
not for a good hundred miles up
Right, up like depth
as rise the waters
so rise the airs
Whether above us or below, we experiences depth as down
Whether above us or below, both rise.
Upon the concluding of a day’s lesson one of his boys
asked of Aristotle:
“What is it like to be sophist?”
By way of answer the master seized the boy
and held him into the water.
Upon letting him he he proffered it is to want to know
as much as you wanted air.
How far from down that boy must have struggled to go.
So do not measure our greatest minds by how far down they go,
but by how far up they have risen
For Einstein admitted that had he seen farther
then it was only by standing upon the shoulders of giants
So do not measure a love by how far down it goes,
but how far up it rises
If you were there when it started you saw the building,
the stacking or piling or adding upon
Never forget the pillars,
because without you’ll have shaky love at best
because without it will surely fall
and if it does
then without, however will you build back up?
September 9, 2019