Why do dreams fade, faster and faster the more one tries to recall them, whether sleeping dreams or waking, especially those spaces between dreams filled with their own memories and histories and psychoses and neuroses.
Memories seemingly borrowed from someone else, somewhere else, in some other time, perhaps a neighboring universe or a past incarnation, or perhaps one yet to be, or even a concurrent reality. Memories filled by an ineffable logic all their own, all too quickly lost.
If borrowed, do they return to their owner or are they long lost, seeking respite, if but for an instant, then gone, resuming searches for long lost homes. The latter I think, untethered to be tethered nevermore, the wellsprings of myths and archetypes.
And what if we too are but untethered memories, or fantasies of divinities yet unborn, waiting in line at the corners of eternity and infinity just outside of Chaos’s rainbow gates, perhaps awaiting incarnation. Divine effluence endlessly shredded and reconstituted.
Will-o’-the wisps and teasing nymphs rehearsing parts for allegorical fantasies and allusive delusions in a never ending nor beginning quantic play. Or Loki and Shiva and Ganesh mixing metaphors while teasing a foul mooted Metatron about the Shekinah and Lilith and Eve.
Infinitesimal bits of infinity floating just outside of time and space.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2018; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.
Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.