Wednesday, October 5, 2016

big small fast slow

There is relativity of size:

The tiny sugar ant marching through a horse's mane is unsure what a horse is.

Could there be creatures so big we humans don't fully notice them?

And how about relativity of the experience of time:

Is it possible a ninety-nine year lifetime for a human could be equal to only half a second in the life of a rock or something else that seems unmoving? The rock-beings likely would not notice us at all, our tiny blinks of melodramatic existence against a life 6 billion years long.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I am yours

I am yours
However distant you may be
There blows no wind but wafts your scent to me
There sings no bird but calls your name to me
Each memory that has left its trace with me
Lingers forever as a part of me


(Eric Clapton's adaptation of material by 12th century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi)

Monday, October 3, 2016

'What's it like,'
the little child asked,
'to be the fish
in the fish bowl?'

The goldfish darted
away and near.
'I don't know what to say,'
he thought,
and looked at the
giant face near him.