Novel: Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
How much of the world did people miss because they were not calm enough, empty enough, to experience it?
Commentary: Cole has had a revelation and is asking some rhetorical questions, and out of all the rhetorical questions he asks himself, I like this one. I like this sentence for the simple fact that people do miss a lot of the world because they are to busy and stressed. Humans are too rushed and crammed for time to realize the beauty around them. I feel that the author used these rhetorical questions to get the reader to realize that there is a lot in the world and sometimes it is best to sit back relax, accept, become empty (not in a depressed way in an enlightened spiritual way), and experience the world around them in a new sweeter, magnificent view.
How much of what he said to me was a lie because he was not strong enough, brave enough, to tell the truth?