for Libby, Roxanne, and Therissa
who found family two years ago today
much love to all!
Suddenly, things snap into focus.
I’ve been pursuing unity all my life,
But could only glimpse the monstrous vision in
fragments;It has haunted me for years.
Each time I sighted it, I struggled to make it
concrete.At first, it seemed I only had a sculptor’s yard of
unfinished figures—Then it slowly began to make sense,
Gathered from glimpses and inferences.
More and more, this mysterious life comes
together.It may take years more to reveal the whole.
That’s all right.
I’m prepared to go the distance.
One’s life’s destiny is not easily revealed. It’s too big. You may certainly set your sights early, but you will still have to make changes and adjustments as your true purpose is clarified. When it does begin to come together, there is a tremendous feeling of assurance.
Then with each step upon the path of Tao, your certainty rings from peak to peak.
Deng Ming-Dao (author)
Guan Mountain Snowing 1950
by Fu Bao Shi
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