Saturday, August 30, 2014

to see in context

raise up, and look

long ago an ancestor left the water,
and found another world, this one of air,
to add to that of the mother sea,

australopithecus raised up to walk on two feet
and saw more of possibility
than visible to those on four legs,

scientists have pulled imagination up and out
so that the glory of the universe
can pull us out of the myopic,

a challenge to the teacher
is to somehow give self fully to the classroom
while also giving self fully to appreciating
all that came before
and all that might come after,

the individual finds most glory
when it realizes and feels
how large and textured we really are.

by Henry H. Walker
August 22, ’14
images courtesy of Google Images

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