metamorphoses

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handwritten sign says
estate sale, one day only-
metamorphoses

Today as I checked my email I looked at the upcoming estate sales. One hit me pretty hard. It was a demolition sale! Looking at the items for sale which were as follows: windows, flooring, doors, cabinets, fixtures, stove, washer and dryer.
The whole house was for sale to be picked over like a carcass. At first I thought of the dreams, hopes, joys and sorrows of families that had lived there. But then I thought about how parts of the house will continue to serve a purpose and how in some small way the energy of those people will be moved on too as our lost skin, hair and breath permeate the area we live in.

So while they and their house may be gone part of them both will become part of something new. All things are impermanent but also interconnected it changes in form only.

About fiercebuddhist

Welcome. I am happy that our paths have crossed. Here you will find various poems, articles and photography. I hope that you enjoy them and visit often. I am currently working on writing “A Haiku A Day” so that I can, perhaps, have enough good ones for publication. If you are wondering what a “Fierce Buddhist” the following declaration should clarify. The “Fierce” in FierceBuddhist I define as “an obligation to do what I can to benefit all sentient beings, not just those close to me or those I agree with. If I see something or someone that is hurting others I must step forward and do what I can to assist them.” In the Army and in the dojo I learned how to defend myself, family and country but that does not mean I endorse the use of force. Two nonviolent examples of Fierce Buddhists that come to mind are Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. While I do not claim be even close to them I can strive and so can you. Furthermore, my Buddhist name, given to me by Sensei Kubose, is Seiyo. His interpretation of my communication and interaction with him led him to this name. He told me Seiyo means “Fierce Sun.” The sun shines on everyone without prejudices without giving preferential treatment to anyone. This is tough to live up to, as you can imagine, but it sure sets the tone for my life. In Buddhism this is called a Fierce Bodhisattva. I am only on the path to Enlightenment and can only say to be a Fierce Buddhist.

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