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The Apophatic Man

Gray_sky_2_by_WeirdestGirl

 

 

the apophatic man

understands

misunderstanding

 

and unknowability

 

he values

the scientific method

 

at least the intuitive

kind

 

still tentative

 

but something

 

tentative

cause and effect

 

more or less objective

but subject to revision

 

but something

 

like the test

the nuns gave

when he was seven

 

the apophatic man

came across it

thirty years ago

rummaging around

at his folks’ house

late at night

 

restless

 

the yellowing

thick paper

in the cardboard box

 

reporting

99th percentile

creative thinking

 

98th

abstract reasoning

 

science

explains a lot

 

except what can you really know

 

aside from gravity

and the like

 

no why

only how

 

and so

given the narrow spectrum

 

the fact that things like

physical coordination

or planning

or practical living

or mechanical skills

or moneymaking skills

 

or the flow of music

or the wiliness to judge a fly ball

 

were not measured

 

but still

evidence

 

of something

more than subjective

 

the apophatic man

realizes

 

and tries to contain

 

the bliss of being

and the core that remains

 

he is trying to navigate

a very strange land

 

trying to live

and trying to stand

 

beneath the grey sky

 

graced and unstained

 

a man in the middle

 

transfiguring

 

pain

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