When I take the time to look inside,
instead of outside,
I find miraculous things.
Things I never have seen before,
feelings I never have noticed and
rules left unfollowed.
Oftentimes they are rules I have imposed on others
but never have followed myself.
Those others, whom I say I know well and in my arrogance convince myself that I know
how they think and feel, always turn out to be not who I thought they were.
A disappointment, but the fault is mine.
Through wisdom that only comes with age,
I have finally realized that it is only me who I can ever really know…
but only from the inside out.