Category Archives: seasons

what it isn’t.

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“in the time it takes to say ‘now,’ now is already over.

it’s already ‘then.’ ‘then’ is the opposite of ‘now.’

so saying ‘now’ obliterates its meaning,

turning it into exactly what it isn’t.” 

-ruth ozeki, a tale for the time being

my life’s interpretation of the above passage from ruth’s beautiful book :

by the time i get my clocks reset,

the time will change back again to the time it was when i started

like it never happened

until it happens again.

 daylight saving time has arrived once again

 

 

 

 

 

 

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march on.

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march of the sugar plum corgis.

december days were brief and chill,

the winds of march were wild and drear,

and, nearing and receding still,

spring never would, we thought, be here.

~arthur hugh clough (1819–1861)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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now that the day of winter solstice has passed

 we are already adding seconds/minutes of daylight to each new day

working our way back toward the summer solstice

i hope to use the extra light wisely.

6,400,099,980 moments constitute a single day. every single one of those moments provides an opportunity to reestablish our will. even the snap of a finger provides us with sixty-five opportunities to wake up and to choose actions that will produce beneficial karma and turn our lives around.” 

-dogen zenji-13th century zen master

(as quoted by ruth ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being.)

 

 

autumnal tints.

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“october is the month for painted leaves….

as fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall,

so the year near its setting.

october is its sunset sky; november the later twilight.’

~henry david thoreau, “Autumnal Tints”

 

 

 

image credit: “Autumnal Equinox” by Maggie Vandewalle – TREES