Extance

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina

One day in, one day out
Erecting lives on fragile foundations,
Put one stone out of place
And the whole reality comes tumbling down.

To and fro, we move
Trailed by the ghost of illusions blue.
As the earth shifts beneath our feet,
We trudge through avenues once shut.

Knowing the sky
Is just a lifetime away,
We soar through tunnels and alleys,
Forcing time and seasons out of our paths.

As life and death pass us by,
Our core remains unharmed and untouched
At the end of the day, all that’s seen are reflections-
Of saplings braving the scorching sun.

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”
― Primo Levi

From December 2021 to May of next year, the months are specked with exams albeit, with breaks in between but it might be a few months before I can get back online. However, I’ll try to pop back in every now and then, especially for Christmas! The posts for October, November and December have been scheduled beforehand.

As always, I appreciate your constant support and look forward to reading your posts as soon as I get back!

Thoughtfully yours,
D

23 thoughts on “Extance

  1. I love Antoine de Saint-Exupéry! His stories always sort of break your heart. It’s FANTASTIC.
    “At the end of the day, all that’s seen are reflections-
    Of saplings braving the scorching sun.”
    I don’t entirely understand this poem, or even this last stanza- but I gotta say, the lyricism of it is just beautiful!

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  2. We can
    of the reality
    not defy the soul

    We the humans are the monster
    what is visible in the external world
    in the inside world
    remains invisible to others

    All of us are dangerous
    because we other
    against better judgment
    ask obscene questions

    Like

  3. Ahh that’s great! I sadly haven’t read any of his works, save for an essay on The Little Prince. I can’t wait to read the actual book!
    You and me both. It just came and I wrote it – personally, I think I meant it to be about existence and how we’re all weathering our own storms that are created or resolved by the choices we make.
    Aw thank you so much!❤️

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