passages

Unnoticed,

the passage has occurred:

as I brood,

autumn dusk dew drops 

fall on my pillow ~Princess Shikishi

contemplative photography 7
Nikon D750   f/4.5   1/400s    56mm   200 ISO

“…I asked the leaf whether it was afraid to fall, since it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, ‘No. During the spring and summer I was very alive. I worked hard and helped nourish the tree, and much of me is in the tree. Please do not think that I am just this form, because this leaf form is only a tiny part of me. I am the whole tree, I know that I am already inside the tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. … As I drop from the branch and float down to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.'” ~Thich Nhat Hanh, The Other Shore

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