Separated from the noises and lights and clutter of the city, standing there alone I became aware of the rhythm of my own heartbeat and the rustle of a small critter watching me from behind a bush. The stars appeared incredibly bright over the stillness. I tried to empty my mind but found it to be impossible. Too many thoughts, images, sounds, emotions that would not be extinguished.
Then the relentless question: Is this how the ancients saw it?