A Moment to Touch the Li
February 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm (Buddhism, Chinese thought)
Tags: Buddhism, Chinese thought, Enlightenment, Natural world, Science and spirituality, Taoism, The li
Wife lying sick in hospital bed.
Long hours sitting by her side.
But lunch time brings a walk to grab a sandwich
Through quiet pathway along a little stream.
Surrounded by hedges on both sides
Sounds and smells of spring in the air.
The tweeting of birds calling to each other
Fresh-cut grass and honeysuckle flood the nose.
New shoots jutting out from the hedges
And flowers beckoning with splashes of color.
What a moment to touch the li!