Day 1952: We Are One.

On Friday, when I was one of  many patients seeing a doctor at Tufts Medical Center, this was one of the photos I took:

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This morning, when I was researching the concept of Hungry Ghosts, I  became one with these words by Rumi, who believes we are one.

This is how a human being can change:
There’s a worm addicted to eating grape leaves.
Suddenly, he wakes up…
Call it grace, whatever,
something wakes him,
and he’s no longer a worm.
He’s the entire vineyard,
And the orchard too,
The fruit, the trunks, a
Growing wisdom and joy
That doesn’t need to devour.

With growing wisdom and joy, I  believe we are one.  Do any of these photos show that we are one?

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One of those photos reminds me of this one joke:

What did the Zen master say to the hot dog vendor?  “Make me one with everything.”

There are more than one “We Are One” songs (which are currently one with YouTube here, here, and here).

 

In the end, we are one with gratitude.

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17 thoughts on “Day 1952: We Are One.

  1. I’ll take one with kraut and brown mustard, Ann. Sometimes I just can’t do one with everything.

  2. We are one, too. 🙂

  3. The Zen master joke! Hee! Hee! Can’t wait to tell it! I am a terrible joke teller, but
    I can handle these one liners most times.

  4. Lots of good pictures. Strangely enough, the one shoe is really my favourite composition

  5. I have a photograph of a sign that says “Notice: you may be photographed at this event”. Grin 🙂

  6. As always, there are so many great pictures that it’s hard to just choose one!

  7. It’s probably not surprising that I’m reminded of another song, “Strangers” by The Kinks, or, more specifically, Dave Davies. He and his brother Ray had different fathers but the same mother, and together formed the heart of the band through what they shared. It’s a simple thing to see how connected we all are. Or, as the song puts it, “Strangers on this road we are on,/We are not two we are one.”

  8. I hope we are one, I don’t want anyone else in my body, just saying

  9. Pingback: Day 2588: We | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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