Koshon, Head of a monk bearing an inscription on the interior, 1328. [Published in Sign, image, symbol, ed. by Gyorgy Kepes]. With thanks to mythologyofblue.
During the heavy months my life caught fire only when
I made love with you.
The firefly too lights up and goes out, lights up and goes out
—by quick glimpses we follow its route
among the olive trees in the darkness of night.
During the heavy months the soul sat
indolent and crushed,
but the body took the nearest way to you.
The night heavens gave off moos.
We stole milk from the cosmos and survived.
—Tomas Tranströmer, The Half-Finished Heaven, translated by Robert Bly (Minneapolis, MN, Graywolf Press, 2001) p.82
Every person is a half-open door / leading to a room for everyone.
Seeing is perception
with the original,
It is a state of consciousness
in which separation of
in which a reality beyond words
and concepts opens up,
whose “point” or “meaning” is
the direct experience itself.
Etta James | “Anything to Say Your Mine.” RIP to one of the greatest singers this world has ever known.