Wednesday, May 19, 2010

William’s Law


Grief in finding it broken, joy in the beauty of each new piece.

(first publication)


Updates:
“William’s Law” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: DJ Pete and his limericks.

10 comments:

Wine and Words said...

One of my personality traits is restorative. I find great joy in restoring anything broken. But it's never quite the same after the break. It can be even more beautiful :)

Janice said...

I agree with "Wine and Words"! A puzzle, when you put the pieces back together, makes a beautiful picture. A relationship, when you pick up the pieces and put them together, may become even more beautiful than before...
But I also see what William is saying...each piece by itself is beautiful and this why it works if you can put it all back together~~~

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

ahh so nice the time when I came hier.. it is a corner full with myself...

I think about your post that it is true and valid for all things, even for love, but not for trust (confidence).
When trust is broken, you can not reconstruct ... I think...
I always try to find the good faith in people who have broken my trust ... but I think when that happened in love it is impossible to reconstruct

William Michaelian said...

Annie, thanks. That’s true, and what you say about yourself is easily and enjoyably discerned in your blog entries.

Janice, that is indeed part of it. But I’m also suggesting — at least I think I am — that each new piece is a whole unto itself.

Laura, you and Annie and Janice have all spoken of restoration, of putting things back together. I think it says a lot about the good people you are. It’s in your nature to heal, to pick up the pieces and return them to their beautiful state. On the other hand, what we now might consider whole and beautiful might have begun the moment something else was broken.... I’m just feeling my way here.... but it seems we find examples of this all around us in nature, in mountains and rivers, earthquakes and all forms of destruction....

Well — you’ve each given me a lot to think about.

ALeks said...

If you put the pieces of a puzzle back together or you make a mozaik above your lafayet,or on the floor of your bathroom it can be fun of putting peace's together but in human relations its in some cases waste of time and energy.As each new piece is a beautiful wholesome,that can be a new base of possible togetherness,if broken parties are willing to mingle and live for higher coses!I once belonged to good people too but today I do not believe in miracles,maybe tomorrow.
Im bad people today! Sorry!

William Michaelian said...

Aleksandra, don’t be sorry! You say honestly how you feel, and that will always be good enough for me.

Old 333 said...

Several, shivered, on the shelf. A line out of my own unpublished bits and bats reflected off your lovely shard here today. Thanks for the uplift.

Re: DJ Pete: Let me tell you from experience, that guy is one unreliable MC. One minute he's rhymin' like a dunkin' donut, the next he's out back telling somebody about the moon.

The word verifier thing made me think the phrase: oral trilby.

William Michaelian said...

...which makes me think, “Oral Trilby, private eye.”

Nice, meanwhile, to exchange shards with you.

don't be emily said...

We have Murray's Law, around here: I'm still not quite sure what it is though. Yours seems more helpful to have in words for me.

William Michaelian said...

Well, Katie, on the other hand, you have to remember that Murray’s Law is still being written. But I certainly love what I understand of it so far.