Sunday, May 09, 2010

Emotional Connections

How long does it take for us to connect to another life? I was just talking to my fiancee and it made me think of this. She had gotten a small turtle - about 1.5 inches in size - just 3 days ago. She told me it looked miserable, so she released it; and then she became emotional. I thought this was pretty crazy at first, but then I realized that she was just being human. Sometimes, we become irrationally attached to people or things; flings become full blown relationships in our minds, objects and statuses we'd like to obtain but can't are lost desires, etc. It's something to really consider, the way we build connections and how quickly they can form.

The produce in New York is really just produce, oranges
and cabbage, celery and beets, pomegranates
with their hundred seeds, carrots and honey,
walnuts and thirteen varieties of apples.
On Monday morning I will walk down
to the market with my heart inside me, mysterious,
something I will never get to hold
in my hands, something I will never understand.
Not like the apricots and potatoes, the albino
asparagus wrapped in damp paper towels, their tips
like the spark of a match, the bunches of daisies, almost more
a weed than a flower, the clementine,
the sausage links and chicken hung
in the window, facing the street where my heart is president
of the Association for Random Desire, a series
of complex yeas and nays,
where I pick up the plantain, the ginger root, the sprig
of cilantro that makes me human, makes me
a citizen with the right to vote, to bear arms, the right
to assemble and fall in love.

- "The Mysterious Human Heart" by Matthew Dickman

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1 comment:

  1. A child will chase a balloon until they're able to grab it out of the sky. Then realize red isn't their favorite color.