Use Your Senses

by rubenharris

“Yet, it is eyes which blind the man.” — Master Po
Young Caine: You cannot see. 
Master Po: You think I cannot see? 
Young Caine: Of all things, to live in darkness must be worst. 
Master Po: Fear is the only darkness. 

Master Po: [after easily defeating the boy in combat] Ha, ha, never assume because a man has no eyes he cannot see. Close your eyes. What do you hear? 
Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds. 
Master Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat? 
Young Caine: No. 
Master Po: Do you hear the grasshopper that is at your feet? 
Young Caine: [looking down and seeing the insect] Old man, how is it that you hear these things? 
Master Po: Young man, how is it that you do not? 

Master Po: What do you hear? 
Caine: I hear the grasshopper.