An Inability To Know

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic


An Inability To Know

 

My third evening in this spot after given the unfettered straightforward diagnosis. Not with apologies or sympathy, but an unmitigated ‘no cure.’ A devastating announcement of no hope. No amount of books, teachers or libraries to offset the outcome of a lesser mind. Nothing to do but endure, except…, regardless, not something I could live with.

The edge of the cliff lie but feet away and once over, no way to change the mind, even if an epiphany.

A last evening’s final hurrah. It cooling fast after the sun’s dropping below the cloud misted horizon. Beautiful pinks and greys dispersing into onsetting darkness. Went back to my little fire lying behind in my camping site and grabbed a glass of Scotch, one ice cube, with… some crackers and cheese. A small repast for comforts sake.

Returned and sat back down, a blanket wrapped loosely around the shoulders. Sipped slowly on my Scotch and knew, had but short time to contemplate the far mountains and misted valleys. My attention riveted hypnotically to them this one final time. Last thoughts, swirling as if a life flashing stereotypically before. A breeze rustled my hair, tendrils swirling past my eyes as I hunkered further into my blanket from a growing chill.

Nothing more to do but pick the moment and… it but brief moments away.

I had acatalepsia and nothing was there to do. No cure. Went to the cliff’s edge and knew I could do no more but trip the light fantastic into the void. Unable to see the bottom and could only imagine the amount of time til striking the end.

Will leave this missive pinned to this rock. Congé.


Submitted: July 21, 2021

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