Past characters encroaching upon the present challenge preconceptions and juxtapose understandings, proving a context collapse of sorts. The semblance of creating balance situates itself as a proposal, only to give way to instability and flux. Mid-sentence interruptions and loaded phrases quickly deconstruct and re-construct images on-hand. Words don’t carry a solid force; instead, they shift their weight, swinging like a pendulum. The mass of it all is left suspended in a kind of free-fall where meanings and considerations shuffle and intertwine with one another.
All one can draw upon to make any assertion are “the facts” – the driest, yet most concrete of truths. But these “truths,” as we call them, are completely devoid of their emotional ties and affiliates, thus rendering the notion of “being proud” to be a contradiction in itself, as the words suggest an allocation of emotion to something that was meant to be stripped of affect.
Judgements, to that effect, especially of character, never start anew. Objectivity does not exist in this circumstance. But what is opposite to this objectivity is not necessarily subjectivity, but rather, a bundle of unresolved details. And at best, they collapse and utilize assumptions to create an “otherwise.”
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