“To see a world in a grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.” _ William Blake,
a fragment from Auguries of Innocence.
William Blake’s quote refreshes my soul like the pool of water refreshed my feet long ago. What can we extract from Blake’s choice of the word “augury” and “innocence”? How does a grain of sand coupled with a flower become an omen to behold, a prophecy in disguise, and thereafter even favorable or unfavorable?
I think we are invited to consider the moment at hand.
A few days ago I wrote a blog entitled COME, BECOME ALPHABETICALLY SAVVY, and offered a challenge for you to write something beginning with the letter A through all the way to the letter Z . The exercise would say a lot about one’s interests in just twenty-six days. Life is a classroom. I sought to figure out how I would take to task the suggested word AWARENESS for the letter A.