Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.


But . . .

Do we ever fully outgrow it?


Mr. Nagle asked you to stick around a moment after the bell.

"I'll admit, you have been working harder in class, and when you've done the lab work it's always been very good, and I haven't had to speak to you about not paying attention in quite a while. But . . . "

There's always a

It's a magical word. You can say anything you want, go on for as long as you want, and then all you have to do is add the magic word and instantly everything you said is erased, turned meaningless, just like that.

You're a really nice guy. . . .

Your mother thinks you need a new computer. . . .

You've been working harder in class. . . .


You keep looking at Mr. Nagle as he explains how a few zero homework grades really knock down your average. You nod, and you're thinking that everything he is saying is true.

are smarter than this.

could be getting all As.

could be on the High Honor Roll.

And that if you don't straighten up soon, you
won't get into college.

won't be able to find a decent job.

won't amount to anything.

And you
know it's all true.



You by Charles Benoit


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