Cracks happen. Even in rocks.
appreciative eyes pause to admire and imagine the hidden depths.
Young cracks fascinate and capture the appreciative eye,
and create visions of allure and fantasy.
The wisdom and life radiating from wide, mature cracks, on the other hand,
offer experience and authenticity.
If the adventuresome mind toys with the promise
and extends the scene,
clinging lichens will add to the mystery, like sheer draperies,
and attempt to hide the bliss and understanding
residing deep within.
Casual observers see cracks as they see other
oddities in life - not caring if they exist or not.
They have their own issues and agendas,
But serious crack hunters take satisfaction at finding a good one,
basking in the midday sunshine,
one with subtle character, like a Smiling Mona Lisa.
They signal irreversible change.
Where once stood a single, solid body, the crack now divides the whole.
Oneness now has a right and left, an up or down.
An in and an out.