Sunday, April 3, 2016

Ip'id: Fear of the Blind

I have heard -- Ip'id was walking in his village, and saw a blind man waiting to cross the busy path; full of carts, animals, shoppers and sellers.  In an instant Ip'id felt needed.

Ip'id went to him an offered assistance, and the blind man agreed to be helped; he grasped Ip'id's arm, and tucked his stick under his arm as it was not needed - Ip'id felt good about that.

But as they reached the other side, the blind man asked to be returned from where they had come, but under one condition.  He asked Ip'id to close his eyes, and use his stick.  Ip'id didn't understand the meaning - didn't I do a good deed?

Ip'id then asked, "What is the meaning of this?"
"You feared I was helpless, and your fear lead you to me, now it is time for me to guide you to yours."  The man smiled as Ip'id closed his eyes...