WPC: State Of Mind




we have our moments of observant observation. Take, for example, this  cute wee duckette meditating by the side of a stream—a stream a wee bit swollen and hastened in its journey to the sea (summer rains? Ye gads … the wrath of Beelzebub more apt)(stream swollen, not duck).

So: here’s yer duck—

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—in a meditative frame. Has she achieved a satori, do you think? Is the stream—as often metaphorically used in Zen literature—a true representation of her state of mind? Is she serene, calm, placid, enlightened … or is she (comme moi)—

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—a seething racing raging speeding turmoil of shallow emotions, quite at the mercy of every passing moment?

Bugger the duck; let’s move on, life is but a brief candle etc etc—

—to where I was standing almost concealed under a tree, sheltering from the passing storm and quite oblivious to the thunder. Any lightning would hit the tree before it would hit me and if God wrote such a bolt into His Holey Scriptural Plan fourteen-odd billion years ago … how could I possibly escape, just by not being there?

So whilst I meditated on the folly of (a) trees, and (b) lightnings; I caught a glimpse of Saint Mary’s basil-thingy struck by a moment of sunlight that God in Their infinite wisdom aeons ago had planned just for me. (Thank you, Sir—I’m eternally grateful.) Moving on …

A Zen moment of enlightenment enlighted by the wee meditative silhouette chappie going about his lawful occasions and quite oblivious to opportunistic photographic snipers in the undergrowth …

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And whilst with trees, here’s my very favourite pine again.

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No, I haven’t tweaked. That’s his real face you see peering back at you (I don’t think he believes in me any more than you do in him—it’s all in the state of mind, no?


Illuminatus est



3 thoughts on “WPC: State Of Mind

  1. I saw Mr. Pine instantly before I even read your words!
    But then I do see a lot of them faces peering at me from corners of my surrounding world from time to time. The South American Indian in the bar of bath soap was a cracker, though I decided on a divergent course of action at the time…

    It’s nice to see your ducks again. 🙂

    1. Yay! Ducks … poor things, only a few more months until duck season again. Time flies when you’re chasing that perfect elusive state of mind. Glad you like Mr Pine 🙂

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