'Spirits'

Grandmother Willow:
"All around you are spirits, child.
They live in the earth, the water, the sky.
If you listen, they will guide you."

Pocahontas:
"I hear the wind. - Yes."

Grandmother Willow:
"What is it telling you?"

Pocahontas:
"I don't understand."

Grandmother Willow:
"You will understand
Listen with your heart
You will understand
Let it break upon you
Like a wave upon the sand."

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Sounds so Paulo Coelhish, doesn't it. :)

A year ago, or even some months back, i'd probably have dismissed it as a illogical, meaningless rubbish... but now i am not so sure. I mean, logically and scientifically speaking, it is rubbish, but the value of an idea is much more than its scientific legitimacy. Maybe it has a mere poetic value, but there are moments when one feels that one is surrounded in nature by a meaning too fluid to be grasped by science alone. Call it spirits, call it fairies, call it gods, whatever, it doesn't matter... it is the feeling that matters. And this feeling of mystic-cum-mythical awe refuses to be translated into scientific terms.

Comments

@ish said…
yeh it does sound like Paulo ...pocahontas is one of ma fav movie..but i nevr gave thought to that poem until now...nd yeh..it does fell like their are spirits arund us...but we jst dont realize it