There was once a Cave Boy. He was born in a cave, raised in a cave, and taught to appreciate his life in the cave as the only life possible for any human being. Being that darkness was all he knew, his parents, Cave-Dad and Cave-Mom, trained him to feel what was good, bad, okay to eat, and what could kill him. Over time, as Cave Boy got older, his parents grew older as well. Eventually, they passed away. While grieving the passing of his parents, he walked his cave, tirelessly and came upon a stretch of cave that his parents never allowed him to feel. Stopping to rest a bit, he leaned against the cave wall and it budged. Curious, he turned and gave it another push. It budged a little more. He kept pushing until the stone, that it was, rolled away. Blinded by the horrific light that decimated his darkness, he ran back into the depths of his cave. As his sight returned and began to adjust to the light pouring into his home, he saw how empty and drab his life had been. He noticed bugs and worms crawling around. Feeling them, he realized that those things were his breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
He wasn't too pleased with what he saw, in the light. He returned again to his newly found exit. He ventured out of the cave, in shock and in awe of what his eyes were taking in for the very first time. He wandered into a camp site where he met a man, Moe T. Veyshon. Moe T. Veyshon greeted him and invited him to have some food and drink. Cave Boy told the man all about his life in the cave and how he now felt lost and clueless concerning this new world he stumbled upon. Moe T. offered to help him out by introducing him to a friend. So, after breaking camp and packing up, Moe T. Veyshon drove Cave Boy to meet his friend, Ed U. Cayshun. Ed U. Cayshun flooded Cave Boy with knowledge of all things, expanding his understanding of the world.
Cave Boy learned that the world he was born into was but a speck of dust ON a speck of dust in comparison to the real world. He was free from a life of darkness. We all know and have heard that knowledge is power. It is also freedom, opening our minds and expanding our understandings beyond all self imposed shackles and personal prisons. Cave Boy walked out into a universe of which he had zero knowledge. Instead of running back into his cave, calling all of it evil and ugly and worthless, compared to his cave way of life and upbringing, he opened himself up to being educated on the things that made no sense to him. Imagine the awesomeness and peace we may find among ourselves if we were simply open to fully understanding the ins and outs of one another.......
Those who have ears, let them hear.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams