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the world is spinning,
the sun keeps coming up and going down,
and I am here.

a world full of people tilting lances at imaginary windmills,
imbuing them with character and conditions
rushing at them headlong
only to find themselves running through mist
and nothing more.

people we thought we knew,
pursuits we thought were valuable,
lives we thought worth living.
all imagined
and forced with the singularity
that is our personality
which, like a movie projector
plays out our innermost thoughts
on everyone around us.

everyone's movies, so different, so personal
so
mental.

the sun is up
the world spins
I am on it

what will I decide to become?
The imagined world.
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We are all what we want to be. And everyone around us are merely how we want to see them. If all the worlds a stage, and if the stage is filled with actors, then those actors are merely playing the roles we wish them to play. And in the end, it can turn out, not unlike a play, to be false. The players we perceived as the forces of good turn out to be the villains in disguise. Only showing their true nature to us when they want to cause the most harm, or when someone else pulls up the veil to reveal their true face.

Or maybe that is not their true face at all. Maybe it is only what we believe is their true face. Maybe we only give them that role to help our selves feel safe. Maybe the actor whose face is unknown thinks them self the voice of good a reason, when in fact they are seen by many as the villain.

Who is to say what someone elses role is? Who are we to put those roles on others? Who are we to set up the projectors in the faces of people we meet? Is it our place to know anyone's role but our own? Can we really judge someone based off of the veil we put in front of their faces? We can only guess, and hope, and pray. And in the end, only will the actor know. Only the veiled person know where their heart and mind and soul truly lies. We can only watch on, casting these projections like a screen over the persons face. Making movie after movie of them. Some good, others bad. Some funny, other horrifying. In the end, it is what our minds perceive that determines to us who is good and who is bad. Who is our friend, and who is our enemy.

So we must go onward, looking through our perceptions of reality, and hope that in the end what we see is what is truly there.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm comforted that others in this crazy world also ponder these sorts of things. It gives me faith that I'm not alone and the rest of you aren't just pre-programmed robots. Unless of course you all are actually just really well programmed robots! o.O
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anzul Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
realy deep ^blackgryphon...

and... how do we even know if we are too much of a "patchwork shadows" ?
because one way or another we are, but theres gota be a balance, i think.
and what if we arent that much of ourselves as we think we are? if im not making my own way in life, but that im actualy going along the rails put in front of me by the past?

should my pursuit in life be an original person, or be happy? because going whit the flow right now sounds realy... lame, or too easy...
then again we cant force life to go our way whithout consecuences, that would be masochistic.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
How much of you is unique? How much of you was influenced by someone else? And how different would you have been where it not for the circumstances that lead you to where you were today? How many people are really unique, and how many are merely patchwork shadows of the people who came before them?
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