Some people just don’t get it and never will. I suppose those of us that question why are a step behind. It is a fact of life that truths are not self-evident and the truth really does hurt. Most people live their lives attempting at all cost to avoid discomfort, when actually sucking it up and feeling uncomfortable would lead to a more desirable outcome. Elvin learned the hard way that, try as he might, he would never be able to change one person’s perceptions, let alone an entire population.
Right after the scened unfolded, everybody in the schoolyard looked to their left, then their right, and then up into the mostly sunny sky. Most of the children and teachers then went on with their day as if nothing had happened. A few people had a curious look on their face, as if something memorable unfolded, but only I seemed to be aware that something significant had occurred.
The light that flashed into Elvin’s eyes caused him to lose 85% of his vision, just enough so that his family decided to send him to a boarding school to cope with his disability. I still have not heard from him, and it has been almost twenty years. Twenty years later, and I still have no idea what happened. This is my entire recollection of the events. I remain in light, surrounded by darkness on all sides, not sure if I should be shocked or awed.