Wednesday, September 3, 2008

An Elegiac Lament

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

While struggling to live in the now, I—and others, too—still wax nostalgic about the good has-beens and the great once-was. What is happening seems to pale in comparison with what has already happened. They say it’s not healthy to compare things because relationships and even life, itself, are forever fluctuating. That may be true, but once you’ve had a taste of something good, you’ll know if the succeeding ones come up mediocre.

Those simple yet endearing things you used to do that always lend gladness to my soul are slowly dwindling away; I’m afraid they will just disappear completely, sucked into the irrevocable void of oblivion. Divided priorities, preoccupations, temporal constraints – we make time for the things we want to do in life, don’t we?

I say all these in my usual querulous voice, an elegiac lament for what used to be, hoping that the words be heard beneath the whining and believing that the best has yet to happen.

5 comments:

witsandnuts said...

That's right. When you've had something which is almost the best, the point of comparison is such an issue.

Vitchie said...

hmm, very nice, thoughtful... And I like this, "they say it’s not healthy to compare things because relationships and even life, itself, are forever fluctuating. That may be true, but once you’ve had a taste of something good, you’ll know if the succeeding ones come up mediocre." I might quote it someday, lol.

jac said...

"keep the fork, the best is yet to come..."

no matter how constant change is, we can still always hope that things will turn out perfectly fine. :)

Anonymous said...

No regrets, only dreams!

kayni said...

didn't someone, somewhere said that the best is yet to come?

 
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