Learned Blindness As Religion

Steve Schaum

He cupped his hands around the plant and blew gently into it. Then he looked up at me. “It’s sick,” he explained, pointing at the leaves. “It was healthy yesterday,” he added, “when we came along this trail.”

He stood up. “We have to report this to the elders.”

I stood there gawking at that plant. I could see nothing exceptional about it, no reason why Shakaim would have noticed it in



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David Price

David Price


I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.