Too Many Subjects

The title brings to mind a royal dude who wants fewer people in his kingdom.

That’s not what I’m on about today. What is throwing itself against the walls of my mind right now is a whole lot of everything. Subjects don’t seem to want to line up single file, or take turns talking. It’s all a riotous noise-fest. One item of attention comes to the foreground and immediately another crowds it out. The only way to focus at all is to step out of the chaos and view it from above.

Like an astronaut who just left the planet and is viewing it all in macrocosmic splendor.

But then, of course, you realize there’s more out there. More planets, more galaxies, more suns. More human brains operating the same way.

There’s even more if you start viewing the smaller relationships. Get your eyes on the microcosmic and the quantum- cosmic, and your brain could implode.

And this doesn’t stop me from wondering how in the world of rock did Tommy Lee become the fan favorite of the band Motley Crue? He’s the drummer!


There’s so much to write about, but never enough time to write. Do other artists feel this way? Do painters want to paint everything that’s real and unreal in their view? Do they skip from a bowl of fruit waiting to be captured to a birthday cake with teeth waiting for the same thing?

The best part of all of this is the knowing there are infinite subjects, infinite items to behold, infinite stories to be told.

Then, with that view in mind, the too many becomes exactly enough.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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