moon day pieces

i imagine that Yes is the only living thing.
e.e. cummings

She wrenched from her brow a diamond and eyed it with contempt, took from her pocket a sausage and contemplated it with respect and affection.
Peg Woffington, Charles Reade

Everything is a spark of that eternal radiance. Why flee from the world in order to find it when you yourself are already on fire?
Adyashanti

Here's a pigeon so finely roasted, it cries, Come, eat me!
Polite Conversation, Jonathan Swift

When the stains from old habits are exhausted, the original light appears, blazing through your skull, not admitting any other matters. Vast and spacious, like the sky and water merging during autumn, like snow and moon having the same color, this field is without boundary, beyond direction, magnificently one entity without edge or seam. Further, when you turn within and drop off everything completely, realization occurs.
Zen Master Hongzhi

12 comments:

ld said...

I love that quotation about the stains from old habits being exhausted. This, to me, is one of the most compelling aspects of practice: the idea that we could exhaust our habits. And in exhausting these habits, that we could create new worlds/new societies. Some of the art and writing I find most engaging deals with this idea as well.

eeyore said...

me too. if you have any favorites i'd love them, i'm sure.

(0v0) said...

There must be something very beautiful in my body,
I am so happy.

Northern Pike
James Wright

ld said...

walter benjamin, moholy-nagy, to name a couple.

eeyore said...

that's pretty heavy stuff, if(when) i get stuck you and owl can explain it to me.

(0v0) said...

http://osp.bbkstudio.com/

only maybe

ld said...

not as heavy as pynchon! or at least it is all about the same.

eeyore said...

yay pynchon! did you guys know yesterday was his bday? where is he?

ld said...

nobody knows where he is, except his publisher and maybe some other people, right? was yesterday really his bday? my bf is in the process of reading all of his books.

eeyore said...

ld, my fav pynchon is gravity's rainbow, hope bf loves it!

ld said...

i think he did love gravity's rainbow. he's currently reading vineland, which he isn't as enamored with, but he resolved to read all of pynchon's books this year. he is a more focused reader than i.

eeyore said...

he's brave! i really think vineland's my least favorite.