Friday, February 18, 2005

Rule #539

Rule #539 was a nice rule.

The 'publish post' button was clicked, and all seemed well.

But, much to my horror, there was an 'internal server error', and it was lost.

This is one of the worst things that can happen to a writer.

Rule #539 was a BIG rule. It was a large paragraph, and I can't remember how it went exactly. So I can't reproduce it, and do it justice.

So there will be no Rule #539, not the 'real' Rule #539 anyway.

Rule #539 was "Advice to writers". It's poetic justice I guess, that this happened. The essence of Rule #539 was to 'keep writing', even though there was a good chance nobody would read what you'd written, and, as it turns out, what I wrote would never be read. Ironic.

So farewell Rule #539, wherever you are, out there in some stream of electrons, lost in the cosmos.

If there's a lesson here, after losing Rule #539, it's perhaps that 'things' and rules, are transient. Like us they exist for a moment, a blink of an eye, and are gone.

But they did exist, like us, and like us sometimes go unnoticed. But at least they, and we, were here, for a moment... our moment.

And there's something wonderful about that. And perhaps in the end 'that' is more important than Rule #539, the fact that we hold tight to our moment, our brief explosive and wonderful moment in the sun, even if that moment is appreciated by just a few, and even if, in the end, we are really alone here, sharing our moment with some, but alone, like a star, exploding.

3 Comments:

Blogger wally said...

That reminds me of the time, in a flash of insight, I realized the meaning of life. But, before I could find a pencil to write it down, I forgot it.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Saady said...

Rule # 539 Rules !

12:04 AM  
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