It was Nietzsche who put into words that what was already known by most living creatures innately – Life is a constant struggle between heaviness and lightness – One of freedom against that of duty, of faring on as opposed to faring well. In the history of life, long as it may be, lot has been written favouring both but never has one won over the other. Yes, there have been momentary victories but that’s where they stop, and then fall back to their patterns as the summer in all its fury still gives way to winter when the time comes.
It is such an observation that makes me believe that it is not fight at all, but rather a more like a staged one much like the ones we see in wrestling. Each wrestler knows that it’s not the fight that’s important, but the ratings and the money that the fight can bring in, as they make pre planned moves and get hit at the same place they would hit, if the script had been written differently. Likewise heaviness and lightness smirk at each other as people fight about them, wrestling with all their emotions, raw and polished, to concede to either. Finally it’s a victory for one and a defeat for the other yet, always a victory for the subject.
Of course for a person there should be multiple victories in life but the defeated enemy must differ at different times, for both heaviness and lightness have their own purpose. For a life , once its over, is never felt if it been light throughout its existence, for it’s the dull, boring hours in life that make you feel contented that life is long enough and a life is will never seen fondly in pictures if its been heavy throughout, for the long 2 month summer holidays during school and the hours and hours spent whispering sweet nothings into your significant others ears are the lightest memories, memories which are so sweet that you never feel that they got enough time, in your life but are also the pictures that flash you by as you are about to breath your last.
As for me, let’s say that I am I am going to be a bit more heavy by the end of the month and I just can’t stop beaming