Mittwoch, 21. November 2012

Richard Feynman

There are the rushing waves
mountains of molecules
each stupidly minding its own business
2trillions apart
yet forming white surf in unison.
Ages on ages before any eyes could see
year after year
thunderously pounding the shore as now.
For whom, for what?
On a dead planet
with no life to entertain.
Never at rest
tortured by energy
wasted prodigiously by the sun
poured into space.
A mite makes the sea roar.
Deep in the sea
all molecules repeat
the patterns of one another
till complex new ones are formed.
They make others like themselves
and a new dance starts.
Growing in size and complexity
living things
masses of atoms
DNA, protein
dancing a pattern ever more intricate.
Out of the cradle
onto dry land
here it is
atoms with consciousness;
matter with curiosity.
Stands at the sea,
wonders at wondering: I
a universe of atoms
an atom in the universe

Freitag, 16. November 2012


R.E.M. - Every Day Is Yours To Win


0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89...


In his Pure Standards for the Zen Community, Dōgen wrote: 
If you do not have a limited heart, you will have boundless fortune.

In 2012, we might say: 
Let's stop trying to put everything on our tray, and instead sit down and eat.

(Kyosho Valorie Beer, Ino)