The moon was kind enough to linger this morning, knowing that I wanted a photograph, and that I needed sufficient ambient light to allow me to fully capture her visage. Sometimes she rises early and shows her face before the sun retreats. I suppose it may just be vanity on the moon’s part, showing off for her brighter sibling, certain I will never pause to photograph Sol. Tomorrow it will be cloudy most likely, and on that day the sun will get the last laugh.
When you fall earth on one side sky the other. When you rise, earth on one side sky the other. When there is no falling, no sky, no earth, when there is no rising no earth, no sky. Sky and earth do not stand still.
A reflection on Case 33 of the Shobogenzo (Dogen’s True Dharma Eye) Koans
For on this day there is no peace, for on this day some are laid to rest, for on this day others shed endless tears, for on this day many are wringing hands, for on this day many offer hollow words, for on this day they know they should act for on this day they know they will not, for on this day we think about tomorrow, for on this day we think of those without tomorrows, for on this day the sun did rise, for on this day the earth did rotate, for on this day God was elsewhere, for on this day we were all too human.
In memory of the lives lost and changed forever at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.