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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Questions: Answers 2: 1

Questions are ineffective at bringing answers, more questions.
Answers end conversations. So how is the balance established
in conversations between two people?
Is this balanced established between two people?
You see what I mean, in the theory of the mind.
I suppose you have to believe that any of this exists
to read any further.
Well, I can deny that which I believe to be true,
I can deny my senses when I feel my heat and sweat
in the uneven silence after I say something that snuffs the spark of conversation.
We all know this feeling. What I mean is, when everyone is talking and offering opinions,
to say something as a vote towards an answer seems to be a resounding 'shut up' to everyone in the room. I
s it because to be confident in an answer is to be self-assured,
and the self-assured man or woman shouldn't need support, so none is given?
Have we outsmarted ourselves out of praise?
I think that this answer isn't worth the millions
of words that will discuss it later,
but I think the question is.
Maybe we need to be unsure about an answer
to bring more answers, posed as questions.
I think the human race doesn't enjoy answers
as much as it enjoys questions.
If we had the answer to life, would we cease to exist?
What if the answer had nothing to do with us,
like a note intercepted and thrown away because it was between
two lovers in the back of an 8th grade geometry class
wondering what sex feels like?
Masturbation seemed a lot more fun
until sex answered the question.
Our imagination is the most powerful
element in joy
Maxwell Ames
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