Reading Text


How do you read text?

Do you read the words, or

Do you see the words, and

Seeing the words enter the author’s world?

How do you read text?

Do you seek to connect with the author’s intent?

Do you seek to grasp what the author is saying, and

Have its light give you sight?



The author writes, and you read:

“I went down to Piraeus.”

You see the author travel to the next town.

But if you know where Piraeus is, and

What Piraeus means,

You will see that you are invited to travel

Not to the next town, but

To leave the salons and trimmed nails of Athens

To descend to the world of commerce, and

Harsh reality.


--April 25, 2013