So many years have passed since the great awakening, since the progenitors of human kind first began to delve into conscious thought. So many lives have come and gone in the blinking of an eye. A life can unfold in an instant, and within that instant an eternity is revealed, A forever built upon a foundation of emotions that eventually give rise to the superstructure that is … memory. You are, regardless of the physical connections that you have made throughout your day nothing more than a compilation of the pictures that your brain decided to store as remembered still shots of emotion, and of those we have in abundance.
We hate, because we are hateful, we hope because we are hopeful, we need, because we are needful, we feel shame when we are shameful, pride when we are prideful, lust when we are lustful, we spurn, we ostracize, we neglect, we overbalance, we shift blame knowing that we are blameful, we show joy when we are joyful, and we feel sorrow when we are sorrowful, we can show you jealousy when we are jealous, and greed when we are greedy.
For the things stated in the last paragraph we could say as a species that we have been weighed, that we have been measured, and that we have in the end been found wanting, that we are not worthy to fulfill the line of succession that our progenitors have laid out for us, that we do not balance the scales weighed against their “instant of life” when placed beside our “eternity of emotion”.
Those scales would be right … until you add love, it is an emotion, but it is also a legacy, its legacy is this, and this we also have in abundance, forthrightness, fortitude, stalwartness, faithfulness, serenity, steadfastness, we are ecstatic, when we are excited, we hope that we can forgive those that we hate, we are giving because we know that some are needful, we do not always shame those who have shamed us and we can in the end feel pride for those who bring us joy, but above all that, all those things that might obfuscate us from the warlike species that we are, and make no mistake … we are a warlike species, a millennia of history will tell you that we are that, we also love, we also cherish, we also hold in remembrance and reverence that which we hold dear.
So I would like to say this to our progenitors, to our forefathers, from two million years ago, were trying, were getting there, were not there yet but we are striving to get there. We’re leaping headlong into a battle that we didn’t even know that we would be fighting, the field isn’t fought for in the conventional sense where lines are clearly drawn and the sides know their enemy by the color of their armor. In this war the enemy doesn’t come from without but from within, we are battling to win our eternity of emotion against your instant of life and hoping beyond all hope … that no one wins.