Sometimes, things I stumble across just seem to dance together.
Maybe this is the way Universal Divine Mind waves at me.
This time, the partners are a poem from my friend Ronnie Tomanio,
and long-enduring wisdom from Lao Tzu:
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
Nothing in the world
is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible,
nothing can surpass it.
The soft overcomes the hard;
the gentle overcomes the rigid.
Everyone knows this is true,
but few can put it into practice.
Whoever is soft and yielding
is a disciple of life.
~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
The Practical Moon
by Ronnie Tomanio
When was that moment?
The cucumber becoming a pickle moment
When I became … dare I say it out loud …
The moment when dancing clouds became water vapor
When the heart sun within
Became burning hydrogen without
No longer just two friends
I see you
In the sky of blue
All day long
Until the practical moon
That battered, solemn head
But I can still dream
Of endless ascendant mornings.