A View from the Top
Eye In The Sky, Looking At Us All


Gordon Cherr,


 Just got back from my early morning run. Very interesting.

There is a very specific place on the golf course where you head due east and directly into the rising sun. Just the perfect place to meet the sun as the quiet dawn breaks. This morning it rose under the clouds, under lit them a brilliant red. I am thinking how beautiful that is and being the old oceanographer and having spent so much time at sea: “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” Hmmm…

I ran another few miles, maybe two, and looked around again, and noticed that the sky had turned a completely drab gray, all cloudy.

Then two miles later, I stopped for water and looked up, and somehow the sky had transformed itself again, now a deep perfect blue with clouds scattered about. Beautiful, just in the right place at the right time. I glanced further east, there were more clouds and in the thickest clouds, a perfect oval of sky blue in the shape of an eye, and in the center of the eye..a perfect sun. The eye in the sky…

Life is good.

Then I got home, opened the newspaper, and read about the slaughter of 125 Pakistani children…

“Don’t leave false illusions behind
Don’t cry ’cause I ain’t changing my mind
So find another fool like before
‘Cause I ain’t gonna live anymore believing
Some of the lies while all of the signs are deceiving.”
(Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons Project)

Why can’t we do better? Some people will never see the sun, and are compelled to live their lives in darkness.

Merry Christmas and goodwill towards all.