Outside of Past & Present

by Edward Le Prieur


Our fathers might be the first God a child is known to. In our childhood, our parents appear to hold the knowledge beyond all estimation. We might stand at the foot of the mountain at youth, our parents, elders are moving towards the summit. They look down, and they see in us as children reflected in themselves. They try to nurture and create a person better than themselves with their wisdom; to give an advantage. To safeguard against the mistakes of the previous life. To make their own children’s journey a better one; less flawed than their own…

Might that same fear of failure, that inflexible aberration to ensure absence of failure. Might it be the one thing that keeps us from success? That failure is the building block of evolution, destruction is the foundation of all the cosmos. It is the foundation of us and all existence. The true Gods of man would celebrate in combating the balance and surmount. The broken bones, the scars, the failures that make a man what he is. This is the foundation of all paths, and ultimately we cannot walk the same path. We’re all climbing the mountain, we are all our fathers and all our sons.

You are all your sons, and all your fathers are you…