Wednesday, October 10, 2007

echoes in the memory

a hypnotic retreat into memory can be the most dangerous adventure. and there are pockets in the memory- like wormholes- that are not the recollection of an event, but the memory of a feeling, a dream, a vision... something that never actually happened but your mind at one point sought to explore. this could send you reeling into the mental cosmos of so many places in time, so many portals with no real grounding for where and when you came from. going from reality to imagination into a sensation that no longer exists except as a remembered feeling. it's the closest thing to tripping out i'll have- this journey through the mind.

time travel is possible in that sense- i can go back to any moment in my past, to any feeling of any moment- and the experience that follows is so strange and beautiful. to feel a feeling again but outside of it's context- to see something in an illusory way that reminds you of a place you have been to only in your mind. to be in a place you have been so many times but b/c of the memories that reside there, your experience of that place and that moment is so different from anyone else's. and these instances of time travel through the memory are how i imagine the real concept of time travel is. we can't control to what time or place we go, we only know we have found a portal somewhere, and not to take it would be ignorant of the exploration of the soul.

And as my boy t.s. says...

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.


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