Life Telescopes and Microscopes
By Don Iannone
We are forever trying to decide
when to use the telescope and microscope in our lives.
Each has enormous value and benefit
when used in the right way at the right time,
and each can cause great problems
when used in the wrong way at the wrong time.
Sometimes we get too close to ourselves and our problems
and we fail to see the big picture surrounding our lives.
Sometimes we become too removed from ourselves
and we lose deep personal insight and perspective.
There is a balance...that must be struck
in using these two powerful devices
in giving direction to our lives.
There is a price to pay
when that balance is missed.
There are great rewards to receive
when that balance is achieved.
Each of us must work on understanding
the right time to stand close
and the right time to stand back.
The beauty of life can be seen from each perspective.