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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


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  2. I like your thinking on this! We are most of us, terribly narrow thinkers, even the broadest of minds might be shocked to discover they are not broad enough to be truly seeing correctly. But, how do we break out of it? I find it a constant struggle to remind myself ‘don’t be so narrow’!

    I was wondering if I could publish though provoking piece in the next issue of an online literary magazine of mine? It has seven issues (one new one every two months). There are no printed copies or any payment involved for myself or the writers – it’s a free magazine for anyone to read. The aim is to help promote writers on websites and blogs from all over the internet.

    Copyright remains with the writer and I always include a link back to where the work was originally published and also any other social media links you may wish to include (please let me know which ones – if you have any).

    If you would be interested in allowing me to publish your work please check out the magazine and let me know. But if you’d rather not, don’t hesitate to say no, I really won’t mind.
    Suzy 🙂


      • Thank you very much, that will be great!! Would you like to use your real name in the credits or just a link to this blog? I’m happy with either, as long as you are happy. If there are any other links you’d like me to include, just let me know and I’ll add them in.

        Thanks again, and I’ll get back to you when it’s published! 🙂


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