It seems to me that we all must consume things. We eat, for instance, consuming the nutrients we require to survive. But yet, the word “consumed” has so many negative connotations. Being consumed is, at the moment I write this, the most complete thing I can think of. By complete I mean absolute. It goes against the grain of thought for me, because I don’t believe anything is absolute.
The feeling of being consumed is to me almost absolute. Consumed by guilt, consumed by the feeling that I must do something – writing for instance – is so overwhelming that it feels … consuming. The all-consuming feeling that falling in love brings; it permeates every thought, every action.
Of course there is also being consumed, like the pie right down to the last crumb. Is that not absolute?
With one word – with one prompt of my own making – with one blog post I have managed to skew my philosophy on life. How does this happen?
You witnessed it here.
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December 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm
My favorites? Consumed by delight, wonder, joy, and desire….
Or the way the fire in my woodstove consumes the logs, and gives us warmth and comfort…
Now I’m consumed with thoughts of consumption….
December 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm
Wow. My thoughts are consumed by your new philosophical road! Thanks for the prompt. It’s my favorite, even if I was a little late this week 🙂
December 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Ah shucks, I put my comment under the wrong post…oooops.
December 28, 2014 at 9:50 am
Here I thought it was just a word. Nice job.
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December 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Welcome back, Linda! Merry Christmas and happy new year! Writing is an all-consuming passion 🙂
December 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm
I’ve only been consumed by love and grief, which makes me feel like smaller emotions are incapable of consumption.
December 27, 2014 at 6:31 pm
This post was pretty deep I think I need to rethink my whole life now…thanks a lot 😛
December 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm
I know! Me too! Ugh! hehe
December 27, 2014 at 6:06 pm
A change in philosophy at this time of year could be the result of your all consuming of all things Christmasy and thereby consuming your normally logical thinking brain. Then again this comment could be the result of my all consuming Christmas as well……maybe the New Year will bring about clearer thinking. Best wishes for 2015 Linda.
December 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm
Oh I hope so, Michael! Best wishes to you and yours for the new year as well. 🙂
December 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm
Happy Christmas Linda. You always make me laugh. 💖
December 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm
Always happy to provide a smile. Merry Christmastime to you too, Colleen. 🙂
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December 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm
Love the way you move from the active to the passive here, Linda – bit of a metaphor for life really! Nice one! xxx
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December 27, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Thanks, Ali. 🙂