The Path to the Abyss

The Mite of the Abyss


“And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche


Is it the major or the minor things in life,

which are more important?

When faced with making a major decision in life,

it is the minor aspects of it,

which usually send shivers of fear,

rippling through me.

Perhaps because in the past,

overlooking minor details,

has been my undoing.

When faced with a decision,

the question,

What have I missed?

Becomes the abyss,

into which I gaze far too long.


The latest photography prompt

Anything; Whatever You Want

faced me with such an abyss,

albeit one without peril-inducing consequences,

once a decision was made.

I could have gone many ways with this,

too many paths and perspectives,

on offer,

which one to choose?

What do I want?


I want to be like this red velvet mite,

who boldly rushed towards the abyss,

and descended into it as though it was,

a welcoming home,

or a wonderful adventure.


according to Wiki’s entry for Trombidiidae,

these mites are sometimes known as,

Indian Viagra.


“There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre


Path to the Abyss

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