I was too little as a childnow too big as an adulthot flashes make me sweatsweat makes me shiver I have days of busynessrunning errands, doing choresbut some days I just sit and thinkwindow gaze and write I do art, compose some poemswhen inspiration visitsbut when the muse vacationspaints and pen stay idol I should … More Yin Yang 2022
A yin snow during A yang pandemic Not venturing out this March morning Except through imagination Photo taken this morning in Troy, MI.
We talked last night about the Tao of loading and unloading the dishwasher the Tao of shoveling snow in the midst of a storm and we questioned if there could be a Tao of a semi circle, or a Tao of half a cycle. Well, I read today that a question mark looks like half … More Something to Ponder
No boundary exists between happiness and sadness. It all blends together. Every happiness holds within it, the sadness of its impermanence. Every sadness holds within it, the joy of its impermanence. Just like every birth holds within it, the death that is sure to happen. And every death holds within it, the birth of transition … More No Boundaries [haibun]
Seeking freedom from duality – right or wrong, abundance or lack, blossoms or weeds, embrace or farewell I contemplate non-thinking Somewhere in my spirit I feel I understand this paradox beyond language beyond thought Existing within calm confusion May confusion dawn as wisdom. (paraphrased from the Four Dharmas of Gampopa) Image by Pixabay
What wand whisked up this kite-flying day making whippoorwill trills with its breeze through bare branches? What spell was cast to conjure this sunshine that teases green kisses from tips of the crocus? February must be napping today while rapscallions stir up this magic tricking us all into losing our mittens when surely the chill … More Betwixt
No Outfit Is Complete Without Cat Hair My yin cat is mostly black, but has a winter white belly. She naps on my white comforter that today is yanged by the black sweater I didn’t hang up. Of all the white places she could use for her nap dreams, she chooses to snuggle on top … More No Outfit Is Complete Without Cat Hair