They Whose Vision is Long and Far Away. . .
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 hampered only by trees if it is good, but not by buildings and vehicles and junk.
The difference in these eyes is that I feel they do not stop seeing where I begin. They see beyond my human skin, 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 working with animals or plaguing the peoples with questions and puzzles to keep 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. Others might consider them simple because obviously they are not with it whatever it is. But children know them intimately and quickly. They recognize them from a place the children themselves 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.
What do they see? Perhaps their ability to step behind our eyes to view the world from our perspective is what separates them from others. Have you not wondered how they 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 knowledge of our troubles? These are special people, 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 would be of immense help because their knowledge comes to them by lifting their eyes to the heavens. . . .
. . . . . . . where on speaking terms. . . they are known. . . .
The Godfellows. . .
they crowd him, he who walks
the path like the pied piper.
the youngers follow like
so many puppies.
he bends to whisper the day good
into ears that hear his beating heart.
and their hearts beat with knowledge . . .
that they are both Divine. . . . .
(photo by John Holmes)