29.5.11

Random odd thought

Sometimes there are those people in your life when you've known them for so long you forget what they look like.

And when I say that, I don't mean like you forget how they look like, or they become unrecognizable. No, it's probably the other way round. You've known them for so long you actually disregard how they look like entirely. You're completely immune to their facial features. Their faces are burned into your memory.

But when you look at their pictures -really look at them- you begin to wonder: how on Earth do I recognize this person? What is it about their face that makes me remember them as they are? How come, back then when we were little, I stared into your face on a daily basis, and now, right now, looking at your photographs I can hardly say I knew you?

How much do I know of you now?

Funny, what time can do to you. You could be inseparable in that one moment, next second it's like two completely separate beings, walking side by side and yet never touching. It's like that old saying about the place between Death and Heaven and Hell, when all familiar ties are torn apart. So that you could be staring at your family member, your lover, your friend in the face and though you think you know them, whatever feelings you had for them on Earth are completely void. You see them as someone you knew before; other than that it's just an empty empty shell.

Why do we need to put that belief into Limbo when it's already happening here on Earth?