and now

i'm sure i am like you
in having moments of such blinding clarity
that i wonder how i've made my way through life -
with my eyes closed?

sometimes my eyes open wide and then i see what i wish i could see all the time.

i think that for the most part
it's like what rabindranath tagore says -

"what you are you do not see,
what you see is your shadow."

"arise the other" tissue collage karen stefano

"dectesuque" tissue collage karen stefano