The Myth of Language

One cannot hope to acquire all of language,

One cannot hope to acquire all of language, not even one’s own.

Language pulls, turns, seduces us with its majesty but we will never possess it,

just like how I will never possess you. No one can have anyone. To desire is to want is to dream of possession, which is simply that – a dream.

We are all dreaming but we’ll wake up.

Absorbed, spun, I must accept I will never know it all in this language that serves me and allows me to dream: that one day it will not be so. The dream of living, of desire, is no more real than anything or anyone.  I could be anyone and it would make no difference. I am no more real than a puppet. If you can hear me, do I exist? Did you ever exist? Or was it simply a mirage, like dreams, like possession, like life.

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