Sometimes what you think is right side up, is upside-down. Being conventional and “safe”, can be flippant. Non-linear perspectives offer convex dynamics. Reality is unpredictable, and often times requires new perspectives.
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“Like a bird on the wire… I have tried in my way to be free… ”
– Leonard Cohen, “Bird On The Wire”
I recently listened to this song again, after many years. Like a good old friend who you haven’t seen in a long while, it came at a welcome time, and was familiar and refreshing all the same. The lyrics have been haunting me since, but not in a disturbing way. It feels more like a reminder that we’re all human, and within that humanity, in all of its murky corners and beautiful moments, the true at heart are all yearning for the same thing.