returned from N.Y. I gather strength to share some pics food especially to let you know I am warm and alive and even eager to move forward shakily steadily shakily steadily we begin again shakily steadily appetite awakens the corner we turned is still near but the call though indistinct is clear xD
Yesterday was the longest day of the year.
And today it will be seconds shorter.
Gain and loss. Loss and gain.
And again and again.
Maybe again really is a gain? Like in the classic films of Olivia De Haviland and Bette Davis and they would always pronounce it “a gain.” That used to distract me, but maybe there is a salve there. Here.
Is there anything that cannot be lost or gained? Is there any such entity that isn’t rattled by the rhythms of cause, effect or the general tides of our earth’s turning?
The summer solstice has officially left the building.
I still want to grasp it. Hold it. Have it be my lifelong friend.
But I don’t think that’s how it works on this planet.
It’s surrender time. A/gain.
I can remember a different quality of light, whose beams are beyond the whims of condition, whose beams know no tampering.
My infinite friend: Compassion.
You are the one that cannot abandon me no matter the calendar.
No matter the winds.
You are my gentle companion, eternal flame.
The light of compassion is the sun of my heart.
How did it get to be late April already? Time is moving quickly and amidst the almost done, pending, and in process, I share this timeless hunk of earth I got in Mexico City years ago.
Smooth, rough, clear, gritty, enterprising and complete. On this Monday after Earth Day, I honor the wonders of her creation.
From the darkness of night comes the birth of light.