The second book of Genesis recounts the false view of creation by beginning, “And there went up a mist from the earth…: (Gen. 2: 6) A mist blurs vision, distorts one’s surroundings, and brings on uncertainty and an inability to act decisively. These are aspects of confusion. When we lift our heads above the mist, into the light, we realize the distortions of the mist were never real, and we are no longer influenced by a sense of confusion. We gain the dominion to act with authority, sure of the outcome of whatever goal we are working toward. Eliminating misty, confused thought from our outlook is the task assigned to us by the Reading Room this month.