Reflections about Difference and Oneness

Carol A. Hand


Myopia my blessing
Reveals just what’s near
Things in the distance a blur


Lenses of technology
Make distinctions clear
Illusion of separateness


Others see differently
Both visions are true
Connections and divisions


Colors blending and distinct
Our breath uniting
All the wonders of this world

lake superior sunrise

Photo: Lake Superior Sunrise (photographer, Jnana Hand)

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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21 Responses to Reflections about Difference and Oneness

  1. Dear Miss Carol, you have a wonderful facility for expressing beautiful ideas in few words. As you know, my old pappy is a scribbler, but he is nowhere as efficient (except, of course, in his own withered mind). Thanks for your positive messages.

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  2. smilecalm says:

    these lines & colors
    are wondrous miracles
    however we interpret
    them 🙂

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  3. Kate Houck says:

    I love how you present the human vision versus the visions we are bombarded with through technology. It gives me some interesting things to think about today. Thank you! And thank you, as always, for bringing your thoughts and words to a close with beautiful visions of hope!

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  4. “Colors blending and distinct
    Our breath uniting
    All the wonders of this world”
    ~ Love the way you express our difference and oneness. I look forward to the day when we realize how truly interconnected we are with all of life on this planet.

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  5. Carrie says:


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  6. Rajagopal says:

    Finely expressed, carol, underlining that the view is limited by specification of the lens, just as human vision is circumscribed by contours of thinking.

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  7. Myopia may be a blessing but astigmatism sucks. Believe me.

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  8. Great post. Clearly you see from the eyes of your heart in all things, Carol. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  9. Bernadette says:

    Illusion of separateness is so very true. I pray for the day when all realize it is illusion. Thanks Carol for this beautiful poem.

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