An enlightened man — one of only a few in this
particular solar system —
walked across the street.
He didn’t particularly care much for the pavement;
it was hardened, callous (like many, uncaring people),
and it covered a place where there used to be
lush, living things of great (soft) beauty.
There was awareness of the distant, oncoming traffic, but
unnecessary thoughts were (intelligently) not there;
there was no center, no authority to
merely see with (and “as”) separation.
As the street was being crossed, a wren came flying by.
Awareness was that little wren… not something separate from it,
(not something seeing it as being separate).
After the crossing of the street, a few steps were climbed.
As the steps were climbed, a curious squirrel was seen in a tree.
Curiously, that beautiful squirrel climbed the steps,
though it never left the tree.
What U R 2. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
What U R 2. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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Love this one, words, as well as photo…per usual!
So glad that you appreciated them both, Mary… especially with regard to the words! 🙂
Wonderful photo and story 🙂
Many thanks, Scifi! 🙂 Perhaps we’ll do more stories like this in the future.
I can only agree with scifihammy, Thomas. Hope you recovered from the elections. Have a nice day, regards Mitza
Thank you very much, Mitza! 🙂
As E. E. Cummings once poetically wrote:
A world of made
is not a world of born–pity poor flesh
and trees, poor stars and stones,but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical
ultraomnipotence. We doctors know
a hopeless case if–listen:there’s a hell
of a good universe next door;let’s go
Beautiful and more intelligent, lovely picture Tom! 🙂
Thank you, Marcela! 🙂 Intelligence, real intelligence, these days, is getting to be a rarity!
Cute photo…the squirrel seems to be fiercely protective of its acorn.
Thank you, Karen! 🙂 There are so many tons of acorns in our area that this little squirrel didn’t need to be protective in the least… regarding the acorn that it had.
with so much beauty
to be aware of
it’s miraculous that
he happily, crossed safely 🙂
Yes! 🙂 (It’s some of the squirrels, that are not as traffic-conscious, that are more vulnerable.)
“Awareness was that little wren…” I know exactly what you mean!
Love the squirrel shot.