Thursday Thoughts: Other Side

universeWe live in a world of dualities. Black and white. Up and down. War and peace. Light and dark. Love and hate. Good and evil. Heads and tails.

Back in college, in a philosophy class, we talked about what would happen if there was no flip side. The discussion lasted over several class periods and as is usually the case in such circumstances, nothing was decided. I was in the camp that came firmly down on the side of opposites. My reasoning? If there was no evil, how would we know what was good? If we’d never been lost in the dark, how would we truly appreciate the light? And vice versa. Can you imagine a world where there is no dark? How would you ever rest? Would we all sleep at weird times with those fancy sleeping masks from the madcap romance movies of the 1940s? How would we cherish peace if there was no war?

So yeah…Today’s message from the Universe has made me think and reconsider that long-ago discussion. I’m older now, and allegedly wiser. Since I want that to be the case, I have to agree with the message. We can’t have one thing without it’s opposite.

Would it be as much fun, Silver, if you never stopped laughing? If there were never any clouds? If you were never challenged? If you were never alone? If you never heard the whole truth when it hurt? If you always knew what would happen, what to do, and where to go?

Or would you be like, “Beam me up, Bro!”

The Universe
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Relish the quiet, Silver, enjoy the mysteries, and welcome the whole truth.

I do.

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Other Side

  1. I think the Kid would’ve loved to be in on that conversation. Of course, she’s planning on majoring in Philosophy when she finally makes it to a university again. I used to get into all sorts of philosophical conversations when I was her age. Then my concrete hardened. I’m not as malleable as I used to be. ;o)

    Yep, I welcome the truth in all its bright and shiny or dark and gloomy selves. Finding truth these days, though, is like Diogenes wandering the streets with a lantern looking for an honest man. It ain’t easy to spot.

    • Silver James says:

      I hear you. My lantern has a candle and it keeps getting blown out by all the hot air swirling around.

      In some ways, I miss the days of sitting around with cups of coffee and cigarettes (I smoked in those days and my government prof/mentor taught me to blow smoke rings in one of his classes–long story 😆 ) and discussed the ways of the world with all the arrogance young people in their ivory towers display. 😉

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