Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Snow Covered Pond

The only snow is sitting on the pond.

The water runs underneath the icy pond,
not caring about the cold weather.

The frog is hidden
in her hibernation mode.
I wonder what it is like
to wake up after such a
long sleep? How would one
contend with the interest
charges on the unpaid bills?

My daily dharma tells me
that there is a difference
between my self and my experience.

I sense that ponds and
hibernating frogs have
no sense of self, yet
have rich experiences
each and every moment.

Living in the now is
easy for these other
forms, unable to
anticipate, remember,
mourn, or hope.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've always envied my cats.
They play
They age
Feel pain
But live in the now
They can't worry
They also can't worry about worrying
But they can get bored
Or so I think


Joshua, 1980