I see a difference in the eyes of people whose vision is long and far away. These are people whose eyes do not stop at the curb but travel distances to a horizon higher than buildings and junks of every order and even lifting beyond the trees and the mountains.
The difference in these eyes is that they do not stop seeing where I begin. They see beyond my body house and deep into my heart. I find these souls now and again, but not often. They do not linger about. They are not in the malls nor connected to computers all day, nor are they working fingers on text gadgets. They mostly are found in open fields, or working and communicating with animals or plaguing peoples with questions and puzzles to keep people’s minds from atrophying. They are the pied pipers of children who follow them about like puppies.
Children often are the first to find these souls. We must watch our children and to whom they gravitate upon entering a room. We should follow them. Others might consider these souls simple because obviously they are neither fashionable nor particularly charismatic. To engage them in conversation opens worlds alien to us in daylight but familiar in the dark night. But children know them instantly and quickly recognize them from a place they both come from. They know and recognize each other.
I am partial to these souls whose sight . . . inner sight. . . takes them beyond what most consider the here and now, the present. In a heartbeat I would have their thought and company when I walk my fields.
What do they see? Perhaps the ability to step behind our eyes to view the world from our perspective is what separates them from us. Have you not wondered how these souls are able to pick up our thoughts or conversations coming into a room with no introduction? And their ability to sort out our feelings without prior knowledge of our concerns? These are special persons. Special souls who wander among us.
We should grab them by the collar and say with force, halt! I need you here. Right now and right here. They, with innate knowledge would be of immense value because by remembering from where they come and by lifting their eyes to the heavens
they tell us they come with memory.