Day: November 8, 2014

Light…

Your vision exists within a narrow range of visible light. But that very concept, the words ‘visible light’, implies much we would categorize as light still, though we cannot observe it with the naked eye. Yet we don’t label ourselves as blind, merely because we can’t perceive the entire spectrum. Instead, we’ve created methods, and tools, that allow us to experience that which we couldn’t comprehend unaided. Have you ever seen a picture of a nebula taken under x-rays, or ultraviolet light? How about gamma, or infrared? Are not further details revealed? Are not additional wonders beheld? It doesn’t destroy the original beauty; but rather increases our astonishment, and enhances our understanding of it. Yet we seem unable (or unwilling) to apply the same ingenuity, that same sense of an almost desperate exploration, to our relationships – with our planet, with each other, or even with our own internal philosophies… Which of us, then, can be thought of as truly gifted with sight? EJ Liederstein Advertisements