Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Site Unseen

Vision: the art of seeing the invisible.
-Jonathan Swift

We happen to be acquainted with a man who once visited the Rock of Cashel in Ireland. He tells of his time there and of one particularly puzzled tourist he encountered some years ago.
A crowd of people from various parts of the world was milling happily around the plateau and with awe they were admiring the crumbly, ancient buildings that encompassed it.
A loud, overbearing American man stood at the spot in obvious dismay and indignation.
"Just where is this rock, anyway?" he bellowed. "I've been hearing about it for a long time. So, where is it?"
Our friend, a quieter and more composed sort of human being, gently offered to the fellow,
"Sir, you are standing on it."

Life is what we make of it, and we see what we want to see. It is as simple as that. With attitude such as that displayed above, I fear that 'under our very noses' will never be close enough.

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