I spent a really fun weekend in Chicago driving around the north side and walking around downtown to see Monsieur Big Bang's old haunts, then going to Champagne/Urbana watching my nephew graduate from University of Illinois. I came hold sick with a pretty bad cold. So this week's Haiku almost didn't make it.
The Prompt: Doing Nothing
Again this week's prompt comes from the Zen by the Brush book by Myoshi Nancy O'Hara.
"Steadfastly doing nothing, sitting there
Spring comes and the grass grows of itself."
- Zen Phrase
And again, first task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
...inspired by the drawing.
Headless of my care,
the smirking dandelion.
Nature is a cabal.
Maybe it was the cold talking, but this was the first prompt that I took issue with. Granted my mind is going 100-miles-a-minute these days and I need a good lesson in doing nothing and liking it. But does this saying know the orchestrations the Earth goes through to facilitate a Spring? And my grass doesn't grow itself or of itself. Right now it's demurring to a pack of bully foxtails. But I guess that's not really the point, is it? The world revolves itself and things grow wild without any help from me. So calm the f*#k down.
What do you have to say about it?