Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Am I trippin' ?

What is a curb? Well according to Webster's Dictionary it is the following:

  1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
  2. An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
  3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  4. Something that checks or restrains: High interest rates put a curb on spending.
  5. A chain or strap that passes under a horse's lower jaw and serves in conjunction with the bit to restrain the horse.
  6. A market, originally on a street or sidewalk, for trading securities that are not listed on a stock exchange.

Now you may be wondering or probably not, why I am defining a curb, more importantly, why I am talking about one? Other than the fact that I tripped over one, it relates to life in more ways than one. Simplicity is a good solution to numerous things, yet it is so elusive and quite complicated to achive. I see things and I say, well wounld't it be easier to do it this way? Yet in fact it would not be, simply as it is in our nature to make things more complicated than they have to be. So the curb sometimes contain or restrain us from seeking what is true in our hearts. We see what we want yet, can't bring ourselves to say it. Thus we use other means to express ourselves, sometimes if not most in a language that we can only understand.

Or plainly its an obstacle that you have to step over. If you don't watch out you may end up face to face with a haystack!

Welcome to my random, yet interesting mind. At least I think it is!

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