Why should I go?

leaving the garden
the bee resumes its flight
heavy with sweetness

It gives me comfort that young people in studying abroad discovers a new horizon to explore and learn from about life and themselves. “And every day, I see opportunities by the hundreds right in front of me.” link: http://blog.rotary.org/2014/05/16/elizabeth/

 

 

finding the way

He sleeps in construction scaffoldings
(irony of artist’s work)
to experience authentic outdoors
edge of the sea
ribbons of colors
dreaming innocence.

“Do you want to know
something funny? Yes.
I don’t remember your name.
That’s funny.”
seem ordinary and irrelevant
unravelling images of inclusion.

Life is happening
in the gutter, in a palace,
and in not obvious places
to understand the other
learn the way of seeing
“moving beyond the mind.”

note: I’m currently reading The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, and Enduring Grace by Carol Lee Flinders.

tracing the origin

Villages built from pebbles
waves gathered on the shore
you picked up from your daily walk
limestones, flint, quartz
broken pieces from stellar space
passing through extreme temperatures
holding the beginning of time

you peopled them with stories
of elementary particles,
the quarks, muons, bosons
dust, ice, and rocks, hydrogen and helium
objects living in orbits, parabolic and elliptical
formed with “rudeness and grace”
almost infinite stretch of time.

You wanted the villages to be beautiful
harmony and mystery,
vast and simple,
a touch of God.

starting point

challenge of “littlest things”
dignity of struggle
strength blooms

note: I started reading Enduring Grace, Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics by Carol Lee Flinders

“What you hold, may you always hold.
What you do, may you always do and never abandon.
But with swift pace, light step, and unswerving feet,
so that even your steps stir up no dust,
go forward securely, joyfully and swiftly,
on the path of prudent happiness…”
-St. Clare of Assisi