He’s talking about heaven, I know.
About looking toward his better angels.
But I take it, for myself, for this moment
As a call to look up.
I’ve learned from my work with the Feldenkrais Method
How the legs get heavier when we look down.
Walk with your eyes to the floor and the weight of yourself will increase significantly. Walk with your eyes to the horizon, floating straight ahead and your legs will float as well.
This works on a metaphorical level, too, I’m finding.
In the last few years, I have been looking down, feeling the weight of myself and my choices, seeing the worst, not feeling any lightness – but now, I’m learning to look up again, as I did in my youth – and it is easier to lift everything,
Especially my spirits.