late and early

5 07 2011

I was standing in a shower this morning at 5 am, lit by streetlamp-through-4-inch-thick-glass bricks.  In the dim, I saw before me that the 6-inch midnight blue tiles of the shower wall spanned no farther than the bulk of my human senses:  my eyes, nose, mouth, and ears all could all fit, diagonally, within the six-inch squares before me.  And I remembered that I know nothing, but I couldn’t hold myself responsible for knowing nothing, couldn’t blame myself for being so utterly clueless, because the blunt tools given me for understanding this world could fit into an unemptied 10-ounce bag of M&Ms.