Love after Love

The time will come
When, with elation
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror…

Inside Out

“When I was a young person, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

Pause

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Night and Day

The master asked his disciples: “How do we know when the night is over and the day has arrived?” The disciples pondered the master’s question.

One answered: “Master, night is over and day arrives when you can see a house in the distance and determine if that’s your house or the house of your neighbor.”…

Asleep

An old man had lived most of his life on what was considered to be one of the loveliest islands in the world. Now that he had returned to spend his retirement years in the big city, someone asked him, “It must have been wonderful to live for so many years on an island that is considered one of the wonders of the world.”…

Practice

A little bear cub was confused about how to walk. “What do I do first?” he asked his mother. “Do I start with my right foot or my left? Or both front feet and then my back feet? Or do I move both feet on one side and then both feet on the other?”

Moving Mind

Two people were arguing about a flag flapping in the wind.
“It’s the wind that is really moving,” stated the first one. “No, it is the flag that is moving,” contended the second.

Shape Shifter

Once an old man accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive…

Morning

Salt shining behind its glass cylinder.
Milk in a blue bowl. The yellow linoleum.
The cat stretching her black body from the pillow.
The way she makes her curvaceous response to the small, kind gesture.
Then laps the bowl clean…

Well-being

Traveler: “What kind of weather are we going to have today?”
Shepherd: “The kind of weather I like.”