So many things can't be understood
until we arrive there,
like the essential unity of all things.
We simply can't know these things
until we experience them.
People can describe them,
and we can listen with respect and curiosity,
but we will at best gain only a glimpse;
doesn't' happen until we're there,
at which point we say,
"Oh, so that's what they were talking about!"
The best we can do on this side
is trust the experience
of those who get there first,
live the life we have, now,
and anticipate our future expansion.
Text and image © 2015 by Dirk deVries. All rights reserved.