"Living here on Earth, we breath
the rhythms of a universe that extends
infinitely above us. When resonant
harmonies arise between this vast
outer cosmos and the inner
human cosmos, poetry is born."
~ Daisaku Ikeda
"The earth is supported by the power of truth;
it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine
and the winds blow; indeed all things
rest upon truth."
"Before enlightenment -
chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment -
chop wood, carry water."
~ Zen Buddhist Proverb
"To die, to sleep -
To sleep, perchance to dream - ay,
there's the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come..."
~ William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet'
My creative juices have been able to flow again...knocking a hole in the dam that life has built (via the continual onslaught of daily chores, and working the daily grind at the 'mill') has helped. Room for creativity is something that has to be accommodated no matter what. The continued health of my inner self depends on it...