…instead of a coherent personality that stretches back in an unbroken line to a first memory and looks forward to an indefinite future, we discover a self ridden with gaps and ambiguities.  Who “I am” appears coherent only because of the monologue we keep repeating, editing, censoring, and embellishing in our heads.


weekly photo challenge: layers

I raise the mirror of my life

Up to my face: sixty years.

With a s wing I smash the reflection–

The world as usual

All in its place.

                                      ~ Taigen Sofu*


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Japanese Death Poems

complied by Yod Hoffmann