creation is a selfless selfie

Miriam Louisa Simons: Lanzarote aquascape


the seeing of It:

the ripples and reflections
the surface and the cool depth
the sun-snatching edges and the calm continuo
the tones, textures, colours


the watching of It:

the naming and the recalling
the emotional embroidery, the visceral memories
(pain and pleasure both flushed my cheeks
on that windswept isle in the Canaries)


the knowing of It:

all that unfolds before, behind, within and throughout me
as this world I call ‘mine’
shimmers fluidly in a center-less, owner-less
wideawake Aware-ing


I am Not,
but the Universe is my Self.

– Shih-T’ou, A.D. 700-790

Image – swimming pool reflections captured on a long-ago vacation; Lanzarote, Canary Islands


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