In The Light

In The Light

|haiku|Aaron Blakeley

In The Light - Aaron Blakeley - The Daily Haiku

I am inspired by narrative. How a story comes in and wraps you up in a feeling of knowing the characters and feeling the sweep of their lives. So let me drag into the light a story that is metaphorical. There once was a people in a society that was considered the best the world had produced thus far. It was not perfect but it was good despite the bad. The older people of this society became complacent and quite trying to have a good society. This showed up in how they raised their children or rather how they did not. The adults of this society spent their time working, gathering money and then used that money on things that ...

They will fire up their colliders but they can’t tell us what is valuable

They will fire up their colliders and erase their chalk boards. Then they will do good science. Their science will be profound it will be full of facts and math. The problem is their science cannot tell us what is valuable.

|From a Mother Heart to Her Son|Aaron Blakeley

Morning peeked in through the window. Mother and son had been carrying on their conversation for a few minutes “Child the whole world will say that what happened was simple science. That the rocket was caught in a solar flare or passed through a pocket of cosmic radiation. They will fire up their colliders and erase their chalk boards. Then they will do good science. Their science will be profound it will be full of facts and math. The problem is their science cannot tell us what is valuable. Eventually the what we say when that rocket took its trip across our blue sky will be steeped in fairy tales. If what we saw is true then everything we have ...

Category: Science, Shorties

We All Change

We All Change

|Shorties|Aaron Blakeley

There are so many stories in this world. Some have great heroes, while some simply happen and disappear with out making much of a wave at all. What is really important and weighty is regaling the lessons learned from such stories. Just when everything was supposed to come to an end. Ancient calendars had predicted the collapse of reality and the wisest among us were counting down the time. We all aged, me along with the rest of you. Leadership would define my new age. Early on changes in life, situations had found me in a place where adjectives like leadership, vision, planning, management, and the future were attached to conversations I was now an active participant in. I felt ...

Category: Shorties, Thoughts

Confetti Crash

Confetti Crash

|Shorties|Aaron Blakeley

The daylight flowed through the large windows of the air port. The blue sky framed the white clouds and planes that transversed its endless expanse. Loved ones lifted into the sky by air pressure and speed. There had been murmurings in the tabloids about a new weapon. The tabloids no one really listens to them. These murmurings were listed alongside new fresh sightings of bat boy which called all of the rumors into question. On the plane as it gained altitude so did the fears of all those on board. A man stood in the middle of the aisle he wore a normal business suite and was clean-shaven. The only thing that should have cause an alarm was the largest ...

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Anything

Anything

|Shorties|Aaron Blakeley

Tammy Pusher sat staring longingly out of the window. The wind blew their tall grass in waves across the lawn. She always wanted a nice lawn but with everything she did with the kids she never had the time or energy. The trash sat overflowing in its can, just another thing that she did not have the energy to do. Nothing would please her more than to have someone cut her lawn and give her a back rub. She could feel the muscles tighten at the sound of the kids needing feeding again. “Mommy Mommy Mommy” they cried. She loved them both dearly but she could barely muster the will, to feed herself let alone them. In the hall she ...

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The Suite

The Suite

|Shorties|Aaron Blakeley

Every morning I saw him. He would emerge out of the woods as naked as the day he was born…. except with more hair. He would stand there reluctantly as if he were waiting for the perfect moment. Then with a sigh and a look of mischief on his face he would raise his right hand and snap his fingers. From the trees and the woods they came squirrels all different colors and sizes. They would run up his legs and onto his shoulders. Then they would cling to one another till they had formed a long coat around him. Their heads were buried underneath one another so that from a simple glance you could not tell that the coat ...

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Stressed

Stressed

|Shorties|Aaron Blakeley

It had been “mid day” since I opened my eyes. I love the morning but mid day had over took the morning while riding a rocket made of large rat bones. It smelled like lemons. At work I had been chipping away at the solid block of obsidian that is my email when I found a client request with a deadline of today. I have always treated the people I manage with respect and kindness. I knew they had my back so I tried to always have theirs. I burst into John’s office “John I know you have a lot on your plate but I need this client file resolved by the end of the day!” A sharp tink sound ...

Category: Shorties