"Do you believe everything you hear?"
This is the smiling greeting and question
of an elderly man
observing a noisy construction
with traffic delay..
Focusing on the noise..the hearing
as a passing experience..and remembering
that nightfall will return the quiet with
only an occasional punctuation..
But how about the belief..?
It seems we are led to believe the
hearing if it is processed as a shaping
of our awareness at this moment..
Our awareness takes the hearing shape:
a pearl of discovery in our age..!