The Dead Help the Living

One cannot gain knowledge

Out of nothing.

We have to be in contact with someone

Or something

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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