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Tao

“Into a soul absolutely free from thoughts and emotion, even the tiger finds no room to insert its fierce claws.”

You can interpret this as you like.

Today, I will take it like this…

You could be perfect; a flower, a petal, a sunrise – everything in its allocated position, like soldiers lined-up for report. Sound-off, one, two. Every dimension, angle, line, is square, every fringe precise. Nothing asunder.

And from this exactness, this geometric simplicity, arises, what?

A standardised pattern of yesterday; the same tomorrow and again, and more so.

It is the imperfection that creates the beauty,

That stimulates growth and novelty.

My curse is my blessing; my impairment my essence.

Though I walk through the placid territories, it is the verisimilitude of turbulence that makes me and makes me over again.

Until I rest and regain my strength and aspire to something better.

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5 replies »

  1. We are forged in the fire of experience and contribute our own talents and flaws.
    Our souls progress through emotions and thoughts.
    ‘when I am old, I shall wear purple’ ( must get something purple, quickly)

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  2. This has set me pondering on purple versus the purple .
    In Jenny Johnson’s poem wearing purple seems a sign of rebellion and self-realisation ( especially for a generation of muted-toned, restrictive young lives).
    The purple could perhaps be the velvet cloth on the catafalque or the Emperor’s toga?
    Think I will wear purple and fight the societal/psychological construct! ( Green hair, tattoos, electric blue boots? Tempting but don’t think so!)

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