As I fell toward the black water
reflections of the world reached out to me
shades of color surrounded me
and all was illusion made real
The turning page, the acrid smoke
mountains standing against slow annihilation
thirst and hunger, glory and despair
the warmth of a lover on a cold morning
My hands reached for it all and closed on nothing
fog and shadow rushing past and forgotten
this last and sweetest agony
of a mind unravelled by the fall
I know nobody asked me, but I think critical thinking should be mandatory curriculum for every age level. Education is where the breakdown of a system is either prevented or conceived, and learning how to identify misleading and manipulative information could go all the way in shoring up holes in our reasoning capacities created by the mass output of total BS that has proliferated in the information age.
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5 responses to “The Unravelling”
Love the descriptions. What a great way to illustrate life flashing before your eyes in the final moments.
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Glad you enjoyed it! Cheers (:
Your words echo my thoughts. We have a serious problem in this nation with ignorance, willful ignorance and a willingness to actively ignore or reject fact and reason. Critical thinking is the key but people can’t be expected to engage in it if they can’t, don’t or won’t question what they hear. When my daughter was in high school, I impressed upon her the importance of developing and maintaining a rugged bullshit filter with a fine mesh. I also told her to pay attention to her nose when people try to tell her how things ‘really’ are.
I think you would like reading ‘The Demon Haunted World’ by Carl Sagan. He addresses that which ails our nation now.
You still got it kid!
I agree that learning critical thinking should be mandatory at every level of our education system. Sadly, there’s a corporatist Dominionism segment of our public leadership who wants the public only educated enough to be useful cogs in the machinery of the theocratic corporate feudal state. And, critical thinking is the enemy of that goal.
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Too true! It benefits those in power to keep the masses from learning how to question their own station in life and, god forbid, try to do something to change how the system works.
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