This week my boss is on vacation and I've been the boss. It has not been fun. Lots of wheels coming off this wagon. Well, not really but...it's been intense. This week's reflection was really helpful...everything is a brief flash of what it is and that's all (except actual tragedy, which this week falls way short of). I am not, however, a horse bred for intensity. I'm a meadow horse. I'm a lazy horse.
The Prompt: Bubble in a Stream
Again this week's prompt is the last one from the Zen by the Brush book by Myoshi Nancy O'Hara. Thank you book for inspiring this project and getting us this far.
"Think in this way of all this fleeting world:
As a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A dewdrop, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
- The Diamond Sutra
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 my drawing(s):
All the coupling ands
A chain of exuberance
Shining, lighting out.
So it turns out, untutored a dew drop is damn hard for me to draw. I give you two of three pages of my attempts. I was struck by the ands in this Diamond Sutra: all the things AND a dream. How wonderful.
What do you make of it?