Day 12

Since I started the daily photo challenge, I’m always looking at things.  Looking at the flash of light on the creek as the blue wing of the duck splashes by.  Looking at the pattern on the wall paper that seems to move if you stare at it too long.  Right now, even as I type, I’m looking at the beveled edge of the hotel mirror and wondering if I can capture the pattern in a close up…

Spiritual practice like writing, photo taking, meditation and mindfulness are all about noticing what is.  Not what was or will be.  Not what I wish or want.  What is.  I’m always a student surprised when this lesson comes.  And I look forward to learning it again.

Writing Prompt:  It took a while for me to see….

By Denise Levertov

Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of
poetry.
I who don’t know the
secret wrote
the line. They
told me
(through a third person)
they had found it
but not what it was
not even
what line it was. No doubt
by now, more than a week
later, they have forgotten
the secret,
the line, the name of
the poem. I love them
for finding what
I can’t find,
and for loving me
for the line I wrote,
and for forgetting it
so that
a thousand times, till death
finds them, they may
discover it again, in other
lines
in other
happenings. And for
wanting to know it,
for
assuming there is
such a secret, yes,
for that
most of all.
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