Theme Thursday asks us to write on 'Faith'.
Life without faith.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
I believe that I will be eating pudding in a few days.
Assuredly, life has ways of playing tricks.
Things may not turn out that way.
But, in the absence of information to the contrary, I believe it to be true.
A believe built on the annual testing a ‘pudding appearance’ hypothesis.
The sun will rise* tomorrow. It will.
It has done so for some time now.
In the presence of history and understanding, faith is not required.
Faith is the hope that something implausible,
something with no proof or history behind it, will happen.
Faith is life deferred.
My pudding has history on its side.
Tomorrow’s daybreak has history on its side.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2012
* Technical footnote: ‘Rise’ is an illusion when viewed from a rotating platform
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