mastered meaning


we all want meaning

in our lives

 

we all want our lives

to mean something

 

we take the road

to find ourselves

mostly for this purpose

 

to find our meaning

to find out why we matter

or how we could matter

to others

or at least

to one other

 

the bravest of us

throw away the maps

that have been handed down

to us

by others

 

and set about the lifelong task

of discovering for ourselves

the logic

the rules

and the laws

that govern

our own wandering stars

 

we define meaning

for ourselves

and we express

our manifestoes

about what matters

to us

through our “work”

the stuff we make

 

and share

if we are super brave

 

this is no trivial task

 

sometimes our paths

seem congested with

infinite possibilites

everything means something

at other times our paths

seem empty with

zero options

and nothing means anything

 

meaning is hard

meaning is hard to find

meaning is hard to define

 

so every once in a while

when we come across someone

who has mastered meaning

 

we sit up

we lean close

we listen rapt

 

or in this case

we watch

with deep respect

 

and we find inspiration

to revisit our self-charted maps

 

to make sure

that our lives

and the people

that we have chosen to become

 

mean something

and matter

to at least

someone

 

to us