There is so much I want to tell you about the middle way, about evenness, neither embracing nor rejecting. This idea that everything just shape-shifts, and nothing is ever really gained or lost in the sense of how we define gain and loss, out of our profound longing for the security that absolutes appear to give us. It turns out security is an illusion, so we might as well begin making choices aligned with our inner voice and dare to discover the truth of who we really are.
The world never stops sending us messages, if we might only find the courage and clear sight to receive them.
There is so much I want to tell you about wild horses, bows and arrows, primordial warriors, the retracting claws of mountain lions, about locks and pulleys, windmills, Tasmania, the alphabet, Maoris, archaeological discoveries, lost cities beneath overgrown jungles, the jaguar (he who kills with one leap) moving through the world alone except to mate.
It doesn’t matter what the song is, or if it’s even playing at all: it’s always there inside you, dormant yet vibrantly alive with the vastness you contain, the spaciousness around your heart that you often forget is there but then notice again, reminded when you sit quietly and take a long, slow breath.
I want to tell you about the marches of ants and the fiestas of rats, though you already know. The unseen houses of cottontail rabbits born naked and blind, the smoky jungle frog and the violet orchid, the harpy eagle waiting high up in a ceiba tree for eleven hours to snatch his prey, like some avian samurai of the rainforest. The love I have for so many people, and the brokenness I feel at having lost so many. The visions I have of roads that wind through the countryside. I see a rucksack, a hat, a walking stick.
Strange, how there’s no money in bending spoons, walking through walls, eating fire, poetry.