Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Where is the edge?

Where is the edge?
I guess it's the point at which you could fall down far
or the place on the bread to stop spreading peanut butter
or an adrenaline rush
or the place where sea and beach meet...
I guess it's the place where one thing can suddenly become something else in an instant.
The edge of the forrest. The edge of a pool. The edge of sanity!
And then there's the cutting edge, Having a slight edge...

This was today's oblique strategy question. Where is the edge?

I've been thinking a lot about this lately but not exactly in those terms.
I've been considering compromise and flexibility. The way we all negotiate our way through life from personal daily things to broader country and world affairs...
The constant care we take or don't take to keep ourselves and others at various distances from " the edge"
It's interesting how the edge can be elastic. How it can in some cases be pushed just a little further this way or that but how once it has been manipulated and maneuvered to its limit, the other side is always there waiting. As if it knows it's only a matter of time before change will necessarily occur.

That said, I guess the edge is where change is imminent.

(It's interesting how the edge of something can be more or less flexible depending on a mood or a desired outcome... Sometimes if I'm hungry or if I don't get enough sleep the edge seems nearer to my every thought and action and can bring about negative change. Rash and brutal. And then other time when I'm feeling lucid and rested and calm, the edge seems very far away. A distant thing. Hardly even a thought at all...)

I myself have been feeling particularly sensitive. Close to the edge. I believe our societies and our species and the earth and everything we know are residing perilously close to the edge. In many, many ways. I think that our (very smart and extremely handsome) president is thinking and manifesting from the very edge of the very edge.

So if the edge is the precipice of change, then a change is surely going to come!

...So let us eat enough and sleep enough and be lucid and feel calm.
I hope for flying, not falling on the other side!
Sometimes change can be so good...


  1. I was on the edge of the dam on Lake Morena tonight. It is a rural earthen dam in eastern San Diego County. We walked along the edge at midnight and were amazed that people were climbing the sidehill cliff faces to get over this thing in the middle of the night. My partner and I walked over the dam, with coyotes howling and a full moon over our heads and we both got vertigo from the 250 foot drop on one side (no rail) and the 100 foot drop onto the lake on the other (2 foot concrete wall). We were on the edge for sure! Its a long way from riding on the front of the A Train but I guess Im still out there somewhere. Thats my edge story and Im sticking to it!

  2. caline...
    its quite obvious to me that big change is on the way for you
    the very best kind, the kind that starts small and grows every day.