Festina lente or Butterfly effect?

It was an otherwise beautiful day of
exposing my naked soul to
the sun of perfect possibilities and,
as I was just about to make it my
very own reality-to-come

A blow of raw emotions
hit me with the force of
a sudden tornado started by an
all rounded seed of love.

Mutilated. On impact.

What did just change, I asked myself?

Oh, nothing other than my impetus to forge ahead into another chapter of my dreams… and, foolish me, thought it was such a natural progression of being. And yet, without a second look, I have too casually and grossly overlooked the other side of my infinity and crossed the boundaries of self-defense zone in between.

Festina lente! How did I forget this old saying, how could I? As I already knew it so well, burning at the speed of heart is not everyone’s rate of burn or even a palatable pill to swallow. I have learned my lesson hard and at the expense of the other side of infinity…

The damage is done now, perhaps never to be repaired. Just like the aftermath of a tornado… things may change after, repair, renew, but they will never be the same. Better? Who is to tell!

All it remains, is a story to tell. But to whom? Who in the left mind would make anything out of it? And for what purpose? Perhaps, the only beneficiary is still me… and, although I may never know it, the other side of my infinity.

Mutilated. Healed.
In what now looks like an instant.
This writing is the only evidence left.
This too, will be forgotten in a few
days, weeks, months, years.

Never to be remembered.
A promise of my Soul to me
as I don’t know my Self.
And this gives me the confidence
of delivery of promise
without fail.
Almost nine months gone by and my inner voice reminds me (as so many times before):
Never say Never again, or that I know myself.

I listen… and here I am.

Festina lente or Butterfly effect?

Vasile Stan

Brampton, Canada

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Artist's Description

For lack of explanation to myself as to why I wrote this, I simply wrote it into existence, on May 18, 2009. No explanation, no justification required. Nor necessary.

It will self destruct by mass oblivion in a little while. All for the education and the discipline of the soul. Permanency is a myth we need to dispel.

We build never to last …and yet, we build.

Deleted on 21 May, 2008 and re-published on the whims of my heart on this very day of January 10th, 2010.

It goes hand-in-glove with this Ray of sunshine over an old soul

Festina lente or Butterfly effect? was featured in C.O.R.E. group on January 14th, 2010
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