Sinking into a lounge chair, sipping on a hot cup of tea, unable to find a constant between the timid warmth from the sparse rays of a golden red sun dancing between the clouds and the blunt cold from the glacial breeze… Fascinating sight or excruciating feeling, not all senses can be appeased by very opposing extremes.
The tendency to stick to the visible, to what’s basically apparent at first glance, can be far-reaching in an unintentional way. Not seeing past the first barrier may be an esoteric skill – or lack thereof – for those resulting from a series of changes over time. A smiling being immersed in whatever is being done may give an impression of fulfillment, but whose inside feelings remain unbeknownst to most. Gradual depersonalisation of connections between people has brought about the me-and-only-me-ndividual, who, submerged in a mono-dimensional universe, ignores the world around which has unlimited dimensions.
Unable or unwilling to, a lack of development of the core human senses leaves them in an unusable state. No depth with surrounding people creates an illusion of seeing perfection around when it may not be case within. Collective blindness to emotional states is a product of a decrease in the ability to feel, with only ‘positive happiness’ being force-fed day-in-day-out. A smiling person is happy. A new golden rule. A rule of ignorance.
Focussing on the brittle outside in favour of the solid inside leaves an empty shell prone to falling prey to lurking dangers. Inside, the damage may be irreversible. Filled with anything unfamiliar from the centre to the outskirts reaps uncertainty and doubt. No durability stemming from solidity, no comfort from security, no enjoyment, not happy .
Sometimes, it takes more than eyes to see.
Sometimes, with eyes closed is the best way to see.
Sometimes, the only way to see is to not see, but feel.