Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Bubbles and the Light

Are they up? Are they down? Which way there they going? So many bubbles in a glass, gathering, separating, not really connecting. They remind me of a person or two I once invested in. Lighter than air, lovely to look at, intriguing, entertaining, but they are not meant to be emotionally sustaining.

So many bubbles in the world, you can see right through them. When we're small and young, they are glittery, glamorous, and magical. They are vehicles, wishes, fantasies. To be with one is to share in romance, is to dance without a care on a green, green lawn behind a mansion in a fairy tale.

Ah but, when we're tall and grown, they are empty, hollow, and hard to care about. They are useless, lifeless, colorless. To watch one is to see something about to disappear and to not really care. Even the mathematics is ordinary.

The bubbles of my life only beautiful when the sun shined through them. Then it was the light that made them shine. It was the light, not the bubble, that I saw. It was the light that had all of the the potential.

And the light still shines even though the bubbles have long since gone.

--me strauss Letting me be


Anonymous said...

Bubbles ... here for the moment but then gone and forgotten in the blink of an eye. Sunlight shines somewhere always. Sometimes we can't see it .... but if we look hard enough or far enough we WILL find it again. Not like a bubble at all.

Mark Daniels said...

You might be interested in a Paul McCartney song from a few years ago. It was called 'Tiny Bubble.'

God bless!

Mark Daniels

ME Strauss said...

Hi Mickey,
Sunlight does shine somewhere always . . . like the stars like the twinkle in a child's eyes. :)

We will find it if we look with our hearts.

ME Strauss said...

Oh Mark!
How wonderful to see you!
Thank you for the song and for your visit. God bless you! :)

Lucid said...

When I think of bubbles, I think of a bubble bath (soothing) or when you do the dishes and a few of them float around (yes, the light reflects off of them, but they are colorful)or how about the bubbles that you would blow as a kid (it was so exciting to see how big they could get)... I think I like bubbles ... :)

Have a wonderful day!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Lucid!
The bubbles in the light are amazing and a bubble bath is a soothing reminder of my childhood. Mr. Bubble -- HA!

Blowing bubbles is another charming reminder that you brought me this morning. Thank you. :)

catharsis said...

Hi Liz, I cannot believe how wonderful a writer you are. I can only hope to be as inspiring as you one day. Bubbles... who would have thought lol, you're a true artist. ;)

Bungi said...

Wow... I simply like your thoughts!!!
I don't quite know what to comment, but i understand the idea - perhaps in my own way...

ME Strauss said...

Hi Bungi!
Thank you for the way you said that. I kind of like your brain too.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Carthsis,
This photo so reminded me of childhood things that the tangent turned into a tear. :)