Through the ages: Daniel Clarke Flynn is still practising

‘Vision is a lot more than just seeing.’

'Suddenly, I am ten-year-old again, joyfully flying my kite in the Light of a gorgeous spring sky, with Wordless Knowing.' | Photo: by Anna Kolosyuk on Unsplash

One sometimes hears that ‘Youth is wasted on the young’. It is not.

In the eighty-eighth – and last – year of her life, in a poem called ‘Wordless Knowing’ (26 October, 2018), Joyce Gee suggests that we carry our youthful amazement within us all our life. It simply gets buried under our adult concerns. We go from a sense of ‘I am’ – a small evolving part of Creation well beyond our youthful comprehension – to the adult challenge of ‘Who am I?’, detached from early amazement. If fortunate, we return to the Wordless Knowing of our youth, to an interconnectedness with all of Creation.

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