Paradoxes exist between 0 and 1 .
They were or weren’t.
They are or aren’t.
They will be or won’t b-
But is that really true?
Between 0 and 1, aren’t there infinite numbers too?
I see a society that believes itself to be binary.
Pairs that compliment or contrast :
Entrances and Exits,
Birth and Death,
Good and Evil,
Black and White.
Amidst binary thinking, existence can thrive in threes.
Past, present and future,
It is time that guides us in our sleep.
Is life binary to you?
Isn’t it more than birth and death?
Trivial moments and unforgettable milestones,
Until the future burns or buries us and forgets.
Life is often in many maybes,
Unperturbed by unasked questions and unheard answers.
More than often, we live in an in-between.
Discovering problems and solutions that have always been.
Situations that are analogous to maybe,
Decisions that are synonymous to maybe.
More than often, one just has to believe.
If in a world of yes and no we live,
Painted black and white by unbending conventions,
“Maybe” is the grey we seek.
Grey anonymity offering a comforting protection.
Maybe life and existence are binary paradoxes themselves :
A paradox we create and choose for ourself.
I think of 0 and 1,
And I see a plethora of things – both universal and subjective.
I wonder often when I breathe,
Is binary really the way we live?
Then until ‘morrow
Surrounded by happiness and sorrow,
Since shadows exist only in light,
I hope your binary is infinite.
-Megha Bhartiya, InkSoakedSoul 💜
© Megha Bhartiya, Inksoakedsoul.wordpress.com
~ This piece is so subjective and open-ended that I’m having a tough time explaining it here hehe. I was thinking about the many binary things we come across in our lifetime and eventually I wrote this.
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Stay safe and sound, healthy and happy!
PS. Picture Credits – Me =) ~