Sunday, August 16, 2015

Is That My Nose?!

    
    There it hangs.  Right in front of you. Right smack in the middle of your face. But a lifetime of conditioning has taught you to ignore it...that ever growing monstrocity filled with cartilage, hair and mucous .  Focusing on it would only make you cross-eyed.  Or perhaps, if you've got a monster like mine, a little self-conscious.....

     Your nose. At the very center of your outward image.  Largely ignored...forgotten...                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There are so many things in our lives that have become "too familiar to be recognized"....   whether they be  the more tangible ones like your nose,  your neighbor, your co-worker, your salt intake.... or the things inside, like your manner of handling stress, your  ever morphing perspective,  your capacity for love or emotion, your ability to muster will.  And of course, those things more ethereal, which have been bequeathed to you...like your values, your freedom,  this life of yours, and time tested mores and standards you will test again to prove your individuality.
      It is important to reflect  from time to time ....on that which has been lost to your consciousness or has become vague by it's cursed familiarity.  Obscured by life circumstances,  and forgotten.  They are the structure built by the cells that define your humanity.  They are worth noticing...