Here is a direct quote from Beverly Jeanne Davis, author of "Chant of the Centuries". I find so much beauty in these opening paragraphs that I want to include them in my general body of work. I will repost this quote often and will make no apologizes.
"In the famous allegory “Myth of the Cave” Plato, the great Greek philosopher, depicts man as a person chained to a cave, unable to see things as they really are in full sunlight.. Yet by his human powers of intellect man can observe the shadows of these truths on the walls of the cave. By his power of thought he gains a vision of the truth.
Far in the past, around 20,000 years B.C., the paintings by prehistoric man were created on the walls of caves. These, like shadows in Plato’s cave, are visions of the truth- proof of the thoughts and feelings of people ages ago."