Hum Irving Berlin …
I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it can’t be true
I should smile, that’s exactly what I do …
Blue skies smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see …
We see a blue sky where nothing blue exists – remember, our atmosphere isn’t blue at all. Only appears blue to us. Phenomenon of refraction. That blue sky we see is vast & glorious.
The act is automatic – the translation of light by sight. Innocent, selfish and necessary. Naïve, and yet a great effort. To find happiness, to make beauty, in our daunting reality – a tremendous act of will.
Knowing better, we continue to laugh.
begun 2004, ongoing