The best stories we tell are –
The ones to ourselves –
To justify life
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
No doubt about it. The things we rationalize to ourselves to do the most irrational things in our lives, they’re the best stories because they had to have been so convincing somehow. Even irrational people do this, or tell themselves how things were so as to remember them the way they wanted to rather than the way it was. That’s rationalizing after the fact rather than going into something.
The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.