As he realized, there was no explanation and searching for answers to the puzzle that the past posed, he found none. With the past in his pocket, there was only the unknown, the future left to pack. And as he folded and flipped the future a new realization dawned: it was not his own.
“The future is not ours…”, he thought out loud. “The future belongs to no one; it is, in fact, nothing.” As the thought settled in his head he reached for another piece to pack and found that there was always something to put into his bag, into his pocket to become the tear-soaked past.
“Something out of nothing is the truth; finally! The Truth!!”
And what of meaning and these dangerous days of wonder and worry. There will come more mistakes and more misgivings, but of what? And about what? If the future is truly nothing, than we are left with the pocket full of past and the present that we cannot notice. Are we truly slaves to the limits of time or are we burdened with the freedom of space?
Philosophical nonsense made meaningless by poetry and prose, by literature and leitmotifs. And as these thoughts ran through his head, the responsibilities that he had once believed he had had continued to create something that was never his. Picking up his empty bag and feeling the weight in his pocket, he turned to go.