Hey Bro, remember how we are taught that if we work hard enough, we can be anything we want to be. That was drilled into our head. It was presented as an absolute truth. What bullshit that was. And oh, how hard that made our lives. We danced an endless fugue, spiraling outward in a never ending twist of complexity, but we never moved beyond its narrow confines, its well defined pattern. It limited us so. It was a form of mental masturbation that accomplished nothing. It pained us to fail at the impossible tasks we set before ourselves. We read stories, hoping the truth in them would sink into our skulls and become part of us. God, sometimes we just wanted to walk away from it all, but we could not stay stranded in the wasteland we created. We could not lose ourselves to it. We just kept struggling on. Then, we finally struck gold. We read Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. It was as if a bolt of lightning struck. Suddenly we awoke. Our eyes caged like a spinning gyro. Neurons fired like machine guns. What a rush we felt. We were on fire. Supercharged. But that was not the end of our struggle. Not by any means. Since we knew we could not be anything and everything, we had to find that one challenge—that one mountain worth climbing. It took time and effort, but we never gave up. Look at us now. Look at us now. Look at the things we are doing. All of them came at us from left field. So weird. We stopped spiraling, and started moving in a straight line. We had a worthwhile goal. One we could accomplish with hard work. Look at us now. Look how far we have come. So far from our beginning. We can look back, but the starting point is invisible to our eyes, and when we look into a mirror, we no longer see our former selves. They too, have disappeared into the distance. Come on Bro, let’s keep going. Let’s see what mysteries lie ahead. I told you before, but I will tell you again—yesterday is history, tomorrow—a mystery. Take care, Bro. Always remember, we are connected at the hip. See you around.
Another great letter, Sigurd 😀