Can you see the darkness?

What do you see when you close your eyes?

I remember, as a bored kid in school, elbows on my desk and palms pressing gently against my closed eyes.  I enjoyed the patterns of darkness that slowly flowed and changed in the darkness of space.

I realized the other day that I hadn’t seen the darkness behind my eyes in so many years.  When I closed my eyes I didn’t see the darkness.  I saw the images and thoughts that race through my head like a mad cyclone looking for a trailer park to play with.

Suddenly, after all those years, I noticed the darkness and nebulous patterns flowing again.  It is very peaceful.  Good to calm the savage mind.  I hope I don’t forget it again.