Every day my curiosity takes me to remarkable websites. I'm usually out there exploring and hunting for inspiration, motivation, hope, and understanding. Besides those things, my big game hunt is for the words and metaphors that jump off the screen and punch me right in the nose. Here's what I mean......
Okay, here we are, imagining one hand held up in front of us. It appears to have 5 separate fingers...all different, all useful in their own way. Do you think each finger dreams that it is a separate entity? Because that is what we, a collage of human beings, think about ourselves. We think we are separate entities scrambling for placement in an uncaring world.
We are finger one versus finger two versus finger three. Finger one is better off. After all, it is carrying a substantial and costly ring. Finger two has no ring and is a child of poverty. Fingers three and four have scars, inscribed since childhood, but they have overcome their obstacles to become useful and respected citizens. Finger five has power and leverage because it was born a thumb. All other fingers are jealous of thumb's high rank, but are too polite to let on, and are completely powerless to change the situation anyway. Finger five likes being the thumb but complains privately that it has to do most of the work. See? Nothing's perfect in fingerland.
The eye of the Eagle cries.