Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Truth Lies Somewhere in the Middle

Does the truth really lie somewhere in the middle?

I’ve never sure, but when people have said, "The truth lies somewhere in the middle." I have often wondered, "In the middle of what?"

When sitting down to write and trying to recall events from many years ago, only now do I realize that my memory has faded; those unforgettable vivid details actually have become fuzzy and flawed.

Whether or not our perceptions are accurate or complete, they are unavoidably, even if unwittingly, prejudiced by our biases. What I think may once have been, may in fact not have been as I think it was.

Consider that indistinguishable might have been, or the fading wish it was; these subtle embellishments are the fine art of adding fiction with fact and ending up with something altered and possibly entirely different. Perhaps the end result is with thirty percent fact, thirty percent fiction and the remaining forty percent resting scattered somewhere in that gray area of in between. 

Hence, only do I realize later that the truth may actually lie somewhere in the middle, or might no longer be there at all.

Two or more half-truths never make the truth

"...For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice." Pilate said to him, "What is truth?"

The answer was given before Pilate's words were spoken.

The Oddblock Station Agent

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