The prisoner in the cave…

caveLife is like being chained up in a cave forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone wall – Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, Book VII The Republic.

Twelve years ago my personal Professor ‘Prof.’ began his ascent into the light and shortly thereafter returned to disseminate the light amongst us, taking me by the hand and dragging me forth.

Seemingly out of nowhere whilst only a couple of steps into the light I was robbed of my guide only to slide back into the cave and be re-chained into position.  All the worse for comparison once again the shadows are all that can be known.

Steve I miss you, I love you, above all I respect you, as such I shall climb again out of this abhorrent cave to wit I find myself temporarily fixed, thank you for showing me the path, travelling the first steps will be easier for it..

The eyes, they burn…