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Road Map of the Soul

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painting by Andrew Wyeth
The Mag # 178


"The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun." ~John Greenleaf Whittier, My Psalm


We must truly bear our soul butt naked to the world  if we want to behold truth's vision upon our path. Yet we shroud it with robes and veils like Muslims do a girl, suffocating the bosom of all the answers we ever longed to have. For a welcomed visitor cannot enter into a fortress locked up tight, nor can a wealth of knowledge be payd for by bounty of the poor. Yet we search for fulfillment with eyes that have no sight trying to attain an answer we keep holding hostage for a cure. This life is a journey that each soul must ride solo with no map  and the directions cannot be given at the nearest corner store. So we chase meaning unknowing to what lies ahead and what has passed for our quest for purpose is not found beyond the horizon but at soul's core.