Touchstone 2012: John McManusJune 18, 2013Jim KacianNewsJohn is a recipient of a 2012 Touchstone Award for Individual Poems. See them all in the 2012 Touchstone Archives. Jim KacianShare This Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email This Post Has 4 CommentsBeautiful indeed. How our children when exposed to this star studded sky immerse in wonder & naturally connect to trust this universal exposure which helps release their anxiety & fears & in process loosen their finger grip!! The whole process captured in 3 lines……marvelous indeed.wonderful ..I’m seing the confidence of the child who feels at ease -relieved of fears- with our natural roof explained just above his eyes. I have experienced this soothing relationship with the milky way just above me so well explained in a second, you are just suddenly belonging to that other world which is dark blue, which is the milky way itself. And more than that, the night becomes a friend, is explained to you. Who noticed that our little selves can help bloosen our grips or sorrows has much sensitivness.I adore the sense of wonderment in this, but it also suggests that our children are only with us for a short time, which in turn makes us think of the nature of our existence on earth and then in the universe. I love it! 🙂marionComments are closed.