wednesday 18 october 02006 10:56am
rising and falling

today the Little Zen Calendar says

When we realize the everlasting truth of "everything changes," and find our composure in it, we find ourselves in nirvana. - Shunryu Suzuki

there are words on my body. i have told you this before. the left wrist says one. this is for everything. the right arm says forever. this is for james, and for everything. there are pictures. an iris on the right shoulder. a feather on the left wrist. the pictures say things to me, too.

this too shall pass. james told me the story of those words when we were new. i think it might go on the back of my left achilles tendon, so that it will rest in my lap when i am sitting. maybe for my birthday.

rolling around the difference between surrender of and surrender to. surrender of is the birds. surrender to is the waves of the oecan. i am working with devotion on these lessons:

kneel. swim. accept what is. bow. say yes, thank you. yes. thank you. accept what is. work for change, and accept what is. bow. let go. let go. fall. fly.