One cannot gain knowledge
Out of nothing.
We have to be in contact with someone
To acknowledge things.
Even inspiration doesn’t just get born
In your head
As if planted by the power
Of however brilliant your mind is.
That’s what I believe, anyway:
Those who have gone before us
Have passed knowledge to us.
Even if we don’t know how.
Even if we didn’t know them.
Even if we didn’t originally see it
And only now get a glimpse of it.
The dead bring the spark of wisdom
That can illuminate our lives.
If we allow it
We can learn from the mistakes of the past,
And not just our own.
That is great wisdom in itself.
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