An epiphany is this: when the experiences of life, which fell on you like chaos, reveal themselves to be lumber. Building materials for the life you were made to live. Every time in my life that I’ve had the thrill of epiphany, of fresh understanding... it always comes as a new seeing of what was already there. The knot in my stomach untangles. The mess of overlapping yarn, which pestered me for years in its multicoloured nonsense, exposing itself as a woven guilt... made to keep me warm.
Nothing, not one thing, that has happened to me in my life, goes unused in the epiphanies to come. I look back at my early twenties as a brilliant scripted arc... though I could’ve never have known that then. That is the mystery of life: we are in the play, both the performer and the audience.
We act out our lives on a stage, live, as if it is spontaneous. We experience it as if it is unwritten. But given any distance, it feels so purposeful. So scripted.
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