Gut Rumbles

February 28, 2005

the truth

I once thought I knew The Truth. I once thought that I could see it and understand it. But I was mistaken.

The older I get, the more fungible and diaphanous Truth seems to be. It's not etched in stone. It's more like a bead of mercury sliding around on a plate of glass. You can see the perfection of the bead, but you can't pick it up. If you try, it breaks into smaller pieces and they all form their own perfect little beads on the glass and you can't pick up any of those, either. If you play with those beads long enough, they will poison you.

That's the Truth.


What a beautifully vivid and hard hitting image. I can't think of a more appropriate description.

-Cat (long time lurker, first time commenter)

Posted by: Princess Cat on February 28, 2005 10:35 PM

Aye, you struck a nerve there, brother.

I, for one, can't handle the Truth. Can't pick it up!

Posted by: Velociman on February 28, 2005 10:59 PM

You're right... they will poison you, or me, or whomever.

Posted by: Yabu on March 1, 2005 12:23 AM

Hi Acidman,

When you thought you knew what the truth was, what truth was that?

Posted by: bleedingbrain on March 1, 2005 01:12 AM

You haven't been sipping at that white zinfandel again have you?

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on March 1, 2005 06:38 AM

Actually, the truth is more enduring than stone; it's our understanding of it that is slippery moss.

Posted by: Brett on March 1, 2005 07:26 AM


Brett wins.

Posted by: McGehee on March 1, 2005 07:36 AM

Damn, too deep for me. I always speak the truth no matter how much it hurts. I will never apologize for telling the truth only for hurt feelings. That has gotten me into trouble.

Posted by: shelli on March 1, 2005 10:54 AM

"I once thought I knew The Truth. I once thought that I could see it and understand it. But I was mistaken."

I always know the "truth". I'm talking personal relationships, not political shit.
At age 62, I've seen way too many examples of my truth not matching up with other people's truth.
That's scary.

Posted by: Dan Pursel on March 1, 2005 11:29 AM



Awright, you sonsabitches holding Acidman hostage and posting on his blog, I'm on to you!

Posted by: Elisson on March 1, 2005 01:14 PM
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