Wednesday, May 07, 2008

surface illusion

surface illusion
Originally uploaded by rod lewis
Sometimes depth and height can be perceived in a single glance in one direction from those of us wallowing on the horizontal axis of averages and mediocrity. But going deeper and reaching higher is not as easy as realizing how short and shallow I am - though realizing is certainly a necessary first step.
Just as clothing can prove an encumbrance when plunging into deep waters, one must lay himself bare to fathom the depths of love, dependence and vulnerability required to reach the heights of joy available to us.
But it is so much safer and easier to stay covered and encumbered, and look at height reflected on the mere surface of the deep than it is to plunge in or rise up.