a dandelion gives
my new summer robe.
~Issa (cited: The Haiku Guy)
Week 25 Story Telling: freedom (Freedom means many things to many people. Tell us a story about what Freedom means to you.)
Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.
image submitted in response to Jenn’s (Wits End Photography) weekly photo challenge: simplicity
“…Visual transmission through images speaks directly to intuition and feelings, circumventing the verbal mind. Drawings offer spaces for imagination to wander, evoking meanings too complex or subtle to know intellectually. This state of mind, in which one can receive information through images, points to one of the closest parallels between the contemplative and creative paths. Aesthetic appreciation and receptivity to spiritual teachings are both practiced with an open-ended state of mind, a state of comfortable not-knowing. We draw and meditate in heightened awareness of what is happening in the moment, opening the space for new ideas, and allowing change to happen.”
John F Simon, Drawing your own Path. pg.150
let everyone’s anger
be cured! ~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)
Watching the moon
I knew myself completely,
no part left out.
~Izumi Shikibu (J Hirshfield & M Aratani, The Ink Dark Moon)
It is said that an education is a 1000-year worth thing. But a learning institute responsible for that education has forgotten its role already and children are becoming tired each day with the violence and irrationalities inside.
Your Highness, please settle this educational environment that has taken a wrong path and restrengthen the foundation of the nation.
~Jeong Yak Yong, “Korean Mystery Detective”
their traveling hats
Hop on over to Cee’s Photography to join this week’s black and white photo challenge.