Friday, May 18, 2012

Being in the moment with the common dandelion

Dandelion seed head behind my house: 5/15/12

Staying in the moment, so difficult but crucial
Not just as a calming coping strategy
But for the sake of the Spirit 
Art and Life itself.

As Yeats wrote in his journal in 1909: “To keep these notes natural and useful to me I must keep one note from leading to another, that I may not surrender myself to literature. Every note must come as a casual thought, then it will be my life. Neither Christ nor Buddha nor Socrates wrote a book, for to do that is to exchange life for a logical process.”*

* W. B. Yeats, Autobiographies: The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats (New York: Scribner, 1999), 341.
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