clutch of hens
scratching at the dirt-
seniors meeting today
Today I had to chuckle as I was at the library and heard a sound familiar to me. But it was out of place! The sound was of a clutch of hens having their morning feed and chatting. As I got closer I saw the sign that said “senior women’s meeting today.”
Now of course I had to look in and they were in their little groups, standing around sipping coffee and snacking. I guess some things are the same regardless of species.
a robin shakes
off the morning dew-
the wet grass
from last night’s storm-
Yesterday we had winds above 50mph and it blew in a late storm. As I look at the garden bed, and how the soil soaked up the rain I see it is nearing time get to work planting.
fog rolls in-
For those of you who suffer from chronic illness such as fibromyalgia you understand what fog I speak of.
an unexpected visitor-
Today a package arrived from on of our former students. Opening the package we were surprised to find a beautiful Avalokiteshvara! This present was for our 10th year wedding renewal. More beautiful than the gift was the knowledge that my wife and I had an impact on this young college student and artist. Thank you Jazz for remembering us.
Avalokiteshvara is a manifestation of all Buddhas’ compassion. He is known as the ‘Buddha of Compassion’. He usually appears as white in color with four arms. His first two hands are pressed together at his heart, symbolizing his respect for his Spiritual Guide, Buddha Amitabha, who is on his crown. Even though Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being he still shows respect to his Spiritual Guide.
shoots of green
welcome the dawn
As a walked this morning I noticed little shoots starting to push up through the flower beds. Nice to see Spring arriving.
handwritten sign says
estate sale, one day only-
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.
come on guys
shouted the robot-
In response to a challenge called “Third from the Top.” Where you look at the blogs you read list and write something inspired by, well, the one third from the top.
with the western sun-