what is this "neglected reality" anyway? Again, I could only
begin to tell you about my own, and even so, only to the extent I understand
it myself. Even then, you could only see it through the veil of your own
experience. It is this veil I hoped to sharpen through these parables.
My initial voyage was toward a means of sharing my reality with others,
in a manner they would entirely comprehend. Though I accepted the futility
of this idea, was it entirely an impossible dream? If at any moment, while
reading my simple tales, you felt the same sensation as I, then in that
instant my initial pilgrimage was fulfilled. If any event chronicled within
these accounts evoked an emotional response, you more than likely peeked
into that "Mirror of Truth" at your own reflection. When the
feelings were most intense, you probably found yourself fixed on the image
you saw. If the feelings were happy or hopeful, you uncovered a bit of
the reality of which I speak. If the feelings were uncomfortable, you
discovered the neglect.
© 1993 - Paul Stephens