Within light there is darkness,
But do not try to understand that darkness.
Within darkness there is light,
But do not look for that light.
Light and darkness are a pair,
Like the foot before and the foot behind in walking.
–Shih’tuo, a verse from the Sandokai
Photograph: George Seeley, Black Bowl, 1907
GreenMisstep (detail) by Julie Evans and Ajay Sharma, 2010
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Oh, the coming-out-of-nowhere moment
maybe half a moment
the rush of traffic stops.
The whir of I should be, I should be, I should be
slows to silence,
the white cotton curtains hanging still.
- Marie Howe
Thank you, whiskey river
You shall love whether you like it or not. Emotions, they come and go like clouds. Love is not only a feeling, you show love… To love is run the risk of failure, the risk of betrayal. You fear your love has died; perhaps it is waiting to be transformed into something higher… Awaken the divine presence which sleeps in each man, each woman. Know each other in that love that never changes.
To The Wonder
at Watson Mill State Park
I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain. In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.
Richard Feynman; physicist (via stillcuriosity)
via Heidi Swanson