Some kind of relaxed and beautiful thing
kept flickering in with the tide
...I wanted the past to go away
to hurry into the work of my life, I wanted to know
whoever I was, I was
for a little while
...Also I wanted
to be able to love
...Mostly I want to be kind.
...And nobody gets out of it, having to
swim through the fires to stay in
And look! look! look! I think those little fish
better wake up and dash themselves away
from the hopeless future that is
bulging toward them.
if they don't waste time
looking for an easier world,
they can do it.
I awoke this morning and watched a movie about Buddhism in southeast Asia. The theme running through my watching was awaken, awaken! The fire of the sun is rising, this day, this moment, this breath. We are the little fish stalked by the bigger fish, and we can but awaken and bring hope to the future. In the meantime we do as Mary reports here - we smile, work, survive and try to be kind, all pointing to the wakefulness of this given day.
Do you waste time looking for an easier world? What would an easier world look like?