seekers and the seer

…and so two sought the seer

trudging rough trails and frightening passes

till at last they saw him in the distance

seated high on a grassy hill


approaching quietly

the seer continued gazing out

in silence, an unrippled pond

quietly seating themselves they gazed out


within eternity one seeker cried out

“I see! I see!  It is beautiful!”

describing divine presence and light

his face wet with tears


another eternity and the other seeker

whispered “I see nothing…nothing at all”

miserable downcast and glum

his face wet with tears


the seer moved for the first time

eyes pausing sifting the sand

“Now, together, go tell the world”

his own face wet with tears…


4 responses

  1. Mind-blowing in the winds of time…sad…beautiful…What Is! Did someone say life is fair? Did someone say Life Is? I think you just did, Sohahiyoh. tizhameh Caitlin

    May 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  2. tizhameh for the response Caitlin,
    was hoping for comments!
    I think ANY true seekers discoveries are important, when there is honesty. The one who saw nothing could have remained silent, or invented something…but instead shared his painful honest disappointment . That takes guts.
    After all…what is “seeing nothing” anyway? Isn’t it an admission of expectations gone sour?
    Because we’re so often entangled by preconceived assumptions maybe “nothing” is even the better place to start? Maybe admitting blindness is the first step towards “sight”?
    whatta ya think?

    May 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  3. I think you are right. It was because the Pharisees claimed to see that their guilt remained. Much better to admit we are blind and not give up. And not be jealous. Those of us who are not given deep visions can easily resent the ones who are. Much better to be humble in blindness as well as honest.
    You do good work here.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  4. Thanks Caroll,
    You do know what i was trying to aim at!
    honesty is difficult, even an elusive goal . The second guy WANTED a specific something so badly. When it didn’t come to him , he could have allowed embarrassment to overcome his sadness, and he could have lied. Spreading honest doubt and honest faith is much more important than making something up to alleviate a sense of failure or spiritual impotence. Religious history seems to be littered with sherds and shreds of this battle.

    February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

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