Thursday, June 22, 2017

Parallel Horizons

Parallel defined by as 

extending in the same direction, equidistant at allpoints, and never converging or diverging:
and horizon is defined as

the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky.

As you may notice, there are similarities between the two. Separation, boundaries, lines that never meet. 

Yet when viewed from a certain angle, train tracks, the most common parallel lines that exist, your eyes perceive them to be merging and meeting with the horizon. Is it truly just an optical illusion, something that the mind concocts to make sense of the things that it sees? Is there a certain truth to it?

In reality, train tracks meet at certain points. These are the places where two tracks meet in order to let the train change its course. It may not be at the destination yet, but it does start a new journey. Same goes for the horizon. From afar, one can say that the sun kisses the sea as it sets. Another trick of the eye? Maybe. But, mountains kiss the skies lightly. Clouds caress the tops with the soft touches. They meet each other for but a brief moment, yet both change drastically. The clouds break and change its shape, the mountains are fed by the dew to make the trees grow while the earth around it shifts as water flows. 

And that is how relationships change us. Some people come into our lives like the fleeting clouds. No matter how brief they come in, they always leave a lasting mark. Then there are those who are like the train tracks, they will be with you until it's time to change tracks to go on a new adventure. Some, like the train tracks would remain at your side, running along with you until you reach your destination. 

At the end of the day, it's really up to you and how you view things. Will it be an unreachable horizon or will it be one that the mountain reaches to kiss? Would you be two separate rails on the tracks that never meet or would you look at it from a different perspective wherein at the end of the line, the two meet, side by side until the destination is reached. Together side by side, working together towards a common goal? 

Brightest Blessings!


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