Day of liberation

January.22. 2017

Imagine you have a problem, a seemingly intractable problem.

Imagine that you know the answer is not far away, and each day, day after day, you wake up with the feeling that you’re going to find it today.

The days go by, the years go by, but still you are no closer to the answer as the day you started.

Imagine this goes on for thirty years.

And then one day, without warning, it comes to you, the answer that you’ve been waiting for.

It comes quite unexpectedly, in fact you have given up on it, maybe fifteen or so years ago.

After all, thirty years is a long time to wait, an insanely long time. (And those who know of your search have even told you so openly.)

But what is life but a search for answers.

And you think, if someone have told you at the outset that it is going to take thirty years, you would probably have said, f-orget it, but then again, you might not.

Because you’re irresistibly drawn to intractable problems, the more elusive the better.

Because you know the more intractable the problem, the sweeter the day of liberation.

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