||[Oct. 3rd, 2006|10:08 am]
|||||the saints: ghost ships||]|
Through the sheer variety of the experiences that shape each of our lives, we are individuals. When you think about it, each of us is completely different than the next because every single person has been different places, seen different things, said different things, had different things happen to them, grown up in different places, gotten to know different areas well...it goes on and on. Come to think of it, my experiences make me incredibly alien to anyone else because they are so much a part of ME.
Also...I was trying to think of all the different places I've been. Depending on the categorization, these could number in the hundreds, thousands, millions...you name it. It's amazing. So much has happened to me in the nearly twenty years of my life and that's only the beginning. There are so many more places to experience...so many things that will refine my life and my individuality as time goes on. And that's only the beginning.
We have so many paths to follow in our lives. I don't know why, but when I make a decision I always envision paths. What direction will they lead my life? Which new experiences will they open up for me and which will they bar from me forever?
If it's true that we are "finding ourselves" every day of our lives, then every day brings us one step closer to what we'll never fully see. It is ourselves that we'll never fully see because we are constantly changing. Or...is it that we do see ourselves, but what we ultimately see are numerous facets of this "self", which, together, form the only person we are and the only life we'll ever experience?