Wednesday, August 5, 2015

a flashlight and our focus

the flashlight can create our world

a flashlight is a necessary evil:
it can allow you to walk on a dark path without tripping,
yet at the same time it forces your attention
to only the small, immediate to the feet,
and the rest of the tapestry of the gestalt is missed,

as we get older we learn the consequences of a mistake in footing,
and we get cautious,
our challenge is to give in to the self-centered small  
as little as we can,
and find enough pauses to hold as large a whole
as our hearts can circle.

by Henry H. Walker
August 2, ‘15

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