What is Truth?

In the debates of ideology in the media (social and otherwise) after this surge of terror attacks, I find myself in awe of righteous speakers who are certain they have a grasp on the Truth.  I can only believe that the moment I latch on to thinking something in these debates is 'True' I see another perspective that changes the nature of the truth I thought I knew.

So today I wonder . . . 


Truth is the story we tell.  (So why does 'telling a story' mean to LIE?)

Truth is multi-faceted and tangled.  I can pull one strand of the Truth out and create a lie.

Truth is confused with Dogma.  And they are terrible bedfellows.

Truth is both light and dark and all the spaces in-between, not to mention mercurial in nature.

Truth is what we all long for when we look for love.

Truth is what we hide as soon as we find love.

Truth is fact, but facts don't always equal Truth.

Truth is kind, cruel, friendly, angry, stark, fulfilling, terrifying and the purest of comforts.

But, mostly, Truth is a pursuit, a journey, a commitment, a promise and it is . . . 

The face in the mirror.