O is for Omission

We leave things out sometimes. Sometimes it’s necessary, because we need to protect ourselves or because we need to protect others. It’s a natural thing.

Sometimes the leaving out isn’t so much leaving out as ignoring. Oh, it’s there, I see it there– look. It’s a bright light flashing right there. But I won’t look. I hear myself and I see what’s there but I close my eyes. I step aside.