I discovered a new source of thinkering* last night, by way of Robert Frost’s poem, The Black Cottage. I don’t know why it isn’t one of his famous ones, because as far as I’m concerned, it’s fabulous, and I highly recommend following the link and reading the whole poem.
For the purposes of today’s little inspiration jolt, however, I’m focusing on two lines:
“Most of the change we think we see in life
Is due to truths being in and out of favor.”
Now, I probably should have waited a few weeks to blog about this, because my thoughts haven’t really had enough time to simmer and synthesize. But I’m just too interested in the ideas contained in these lines NOT to share them with you.
The fact is, truths are universal. No matter the time period or culture, what is true is not a matter of opinion. That would belie the whole concept and definition of truth. Truths do, however, go in and out of favor, depending on the reigning zeitgeist.
*thinkering. It’s a portmanteau of thinking and tinkering. As far as I know, I just invented it. I’m so clever, I know.