See time as a grain of sand0
and heaven as the glass
you hold with care within your hand
to watch each moment pass.
Every instant lies below
our noses and our eyes,
and stay, not going with the flow,
if greeted with surprise.
Inspired by an article on Huell Howser by Robert Lloyd in the LA Times on July 26, 2009 (“Sucks and awe with Huell Howser”). Lloyd claims that Howser’s approach to life is not far from that expressed by William Blake:
To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour.Or half an hour, as the case may be."A lot of people say, 'You've been doing this so long, you've been everywhere. Aren't you about to run out of places to go?' " Howser said. "What are you talking about, 'everywhere'? You could tell me that I couldn't go outside of a five-mile radius from where we're having breakfast right now for stories and I wouldn't blink an eye. There's enough right within five miles to keep me busy the rest of my life. Why are we looking so hard? It's right under our noses."
© 2009 Gershon Hepner 7/27/09