He sees everything. Enter now all the evils that poison the child and make him a man
Envy, malice, comparison of men,
striving, greed, smallness, all the ignoble days
cleverness, fakeness, two-facedness
distraction upon distraction, all the wasted days.
And, above all, blindness:
man looks outward and sees only himself,
his self like a colossus standing before him, occluding the sky. He sees nothing: he has no idea how to live. End then with the elderly
who are senile but begin again to dream…
The eyesight of the aged is oddly immaculate:
As their minds loosen free they know exactly
how they would have wanted to live.