Hitting the Paper Wall ~ BitterSweetLife

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Hitting the Paper Wall

No one can run through a brick wall, but sometimes we don’t realize we’re trying to until we’re halfway in.

It’s like the temporary “suspension” of gravity when one falls off a cliff—the briefest of moments in which one realizes, I’m falling. Before you hit the ground, there’s the awful realization of plummeting. Likewise, with the brickwork through which no creature can emerge, there’s a surreal realization, pre-collision, of colliding.

At the moment, I’m trying to extend this analogy to reading assignments and papers. I’m not in over my head yet, but I’m about to be. Can one run through a wall of papers? We shall see...



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2 comments:

. : A : . said...

:-)

I like your analogy at the end. While reading this I didn't think that this would come about at the end. A pleasant surprise!

aparna said...

It’s like the temporary “suspension” of gravity when one falls off a cliff—the briefest of moments in which one realizes, I’m falling. Before you hit the ground, there’s the awful realization of plummeting"- this sounds like one of the dreams i had.

 

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