A conversation

[10 July 2019]

Remember when you told me that life cannot be made out of ideals?
It was summer. Sweat glistened on your brow but your skin was cool.
You said that life must be lived on the ground, in the dust, in the dirt;
that life can never be more than it is right now, today.
I said I disagreed and left it at that. You walked on in silence.
But now I say more – I say that life is the pursuit of the unreachable:
a series of unattainable hopes and dreams
(chasing after a solitary Point we haven’t yet fully discovered ourselves);
I say that life is lived in ideals and made on the ground,
fashioned in the space between the falls and the failings
and the moments of longing and imperfection, surrendering everything
and banking it all on the next sunrise, while the stars wax and the moon wanes.

19 responses to “A conversation”

  1. NZain avatar

    Again with the goosebumps!💞

  2. sidgore avatar

    we are, in the end, the sum of our ideas of the world around us and the impressions we leave on it

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      I absolutely agree! I just wrote something to that effect the other day 🙂

  3. orkidedatter avatar

    This ending… I keep reading it again and again.. I love it.
    My heart just stopped… and a symphony began to play… I dance into the sunset and will rise with the sun again…

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      <3 <3 <3 You're making me cry!!!! Thank you!

      1. orkidedatter avatar

        It was not my intention to make you cry… but I understand… You and I are a bit alike….
        You are always kindly welcome❤️
        I hope you are well my friend and take care❤️

        1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

          It was a beautiful cry <3

          1. orkidedatter avatar

            Awww, yes, I know the feeling… ❤️

  4. Laughing_Soul avatar

    This was Beautiful 💟 🦋

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  5. ksmiley1970 avatar

    You write very well. Thank you for sharing. I enjoy reading your blog.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Awww thank you!!! That means so much to me!!!

  6. ksmiley1970 avatar

    Have a good weekend

  7. Eden avatar

    i love this.

  8. william avatar

    nice work friend.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you so much!!

  9. living avatar

    Appreciating the persistence you put into your website and detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

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