When division is a good thing

What I am thinking about is the necessity of separation. Our world seems to flow seamlessly from night to day; spring, summer, fall, winter; we grow without hardly realizing it. That seems to be an established order. I’m not so certain human beings can live that way. We are so unestablished and disordered. We beg newness and new beginnings. Or I do, anyway. The Genesis story, however, seems to communicate a separation of things. The night is not the day, the ocean  not the land, animals not man, heaven not earth. It’s all chopped up and divided and God says, “good.”
 
Maybe I am pushing some interpretive boundaries, but what the hell, at least I got tomorrow to try again.
 
What I feel like I am pushing myself towards is the need to recognize that all things, although all connected and of the same dust, are divided for the good. Day is not night; tomorrow not yesterday, but a new opportunity. Time is a division of moments and that is a damn good thing because I don’t want to be locked into the order of last night, the last hour, or the past second. I want to be separate from them, to stand as infinitely important with infinite opportunities to escape that order, which honestly, feels much more like disorder to me. Thank you, God, who divides the days, and also who separated himself from himself and made hope for newness possible in the first place. 
 
 
Let there be tomorrow 
 
 

To live in the safety 

Of an ordered moon, pitying
So much our darkness
It pretends to be
A chaotic sun of noon,
 
Which rules the day,
But knowing in its orb
A face more subdued,
It shares in the sadness
Of every turning thing.
 
To believe this chaos
Claims a synonym 
For disordered unity is
To grasp the differences
But hold them loosely.
 
Lest we disbelieve
In the plainest senses
Which create to separate
Sky and land, animals, man;
And forget tomorrow
Need not be the same.
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One response to “When division is a good thing

  • Thrower, Vicke L.

    I think I love your rambling intros as much if not more than the actual poem hereexcept the line:

    “To believe this chaos Claims a synonym For disordered unity is To grasp the differences But hold them loosely.”

    Pure geniusjust saying

    -vicke thrower

    From: nowadimmirror <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: nowadimmirror <comment+rgud5vfuupivcf14jxkt2u@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:30:29 -0700 To: Vicke Thrower <vicke.l.thrower@abc.com> Subject: [New post] When division is a good thing

    sport152002 posted: “What I am thinking about is the necessity of separation. Our world seems to flow seamlessly from night to day; spring, summer, fall, winter; we grow without hardly realizing it. That seems to be an established order. I’m not so certain human beings can li”

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