Live in medieval monasteries,
See the Sahara before it grew huge,
Catch a glimpse of what was there before.
I was skeptical that today was best.
It wasn't really cynicism, but
Some sense that the world was much bigger
And that I only knew the half of it.
Only half! Ha. But I wanted to know.
I still labor under the dual thoughts
That I know a great deal and not much.
Not sure that I'm wiser. But still curious.