jamezilla1 (jamezilla1) wrote,

Depth of the Pillar

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?

You won’t

September 9, 2019


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