Can you believe there’s a world out there without a moon?
Can you believe there’s a world out there with many moons,
More than I can count on my fingers?
Can you believe that our world, had to stop here,
Right at this instant in the great movements of planets and stars and galaxies
That our very conscience is suspended in this nook of time and space
That in the formation of this great universe it so happened
That a bubble of air froze over a rock, over earth
Creating water, creating life
The first art
Setting us on our path
The path to our fortune
Whatever that is
Can you believe that among us walk giants?
Not the fabled kind that inhabit mountains and forests
Giants that have the third eye
Minds that have borne themselves to the notion that there is no limit
No limit to greatness, no matter the cost
Wisdom so precious and intangible that physical wealth cannot equate?
It was such that the stars decided once they were familiar with their harmonic dance
That among men, a new kind would arise
To take us to the next frontier
*written while under the influence of Ahmad Jamal