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Have you ever?

January 11, 2010

Have you ever gazed into the reflection of your eye, into the coloured part around the pupil, and seen the patterns and the depth that are there?

Have you ever stood at the edge of the sea, with your feet in the water, and looked at how the water moves the grains of sand and the small stones around your toes?

Have you ever looked up at the sky on a cloudy day and wondered about all the layers you’re not seeing?

Have you ever examined a leaf, felt the surface of it and looked at how all the little veins branch out from the stem to the edge?

Have you ever looked across a field of grass on a dewy morning and counted how many tiny spider webs there are?

Have you ever admired the undulating surface of the sea when the weather is calm and watched it be still but never flat?

Have you ever run your hand over a piece of clothing and felt it’s texture, and how all the tiny fibres link together with all the others to make something big?

Have you ever watched a single bird in a flock, how it weaves about through its companions without ever hitting them, and how the flock travels steadily, no matter how much each bird weaves?

Have you ever looked at all the little pieces of rock, moss and snow that make up the side of the mountain?

Have you ever noticed how each bubble forms in your champagne, or how they taste when they pop in your mouth?

Have you ever lain awake at night, listening to the sound the wind makes, and the sound of the pencil scratching across the paper?

Have you ever thought of how beautifully three dimensional the world can be if you just use your senses? Don’t waste them. One day you’re really going to miss them.

(From my hard drive, written some time before 2008)

One Comment leave one →
  1. Gary permalink
    April 28, 2010 7:31 am

    “Have you ever looked up at the sky on a cloudy day and wondered about all the layers you’re not seeing?”


    I look up at the skies on a cloudy day when I’m busing to class all the time because there is nowhere else to look at. It’s kinda weeeeeird to see the clouds moving slower than the bus (no?). People see me looking up and so they look up out of curiosity; then when they realize that I am looking at nothing like an idiot, I like to ask them, “Hey, wanna be friends?” then they’re like, “No, you fool,” then they change seats and sit away from me. I then have 2 seats all to myself, bahahaha.

    But… have you ever asked, “Have you ever?” so many times that you realized you haven’t really ever did the things that you thought you have ever done?

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