On Friday, when I was one of many patients seeing a doctor at Tufts Medical Center, this was one of the photos I took:
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?
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.”
In the end, we are one with gratitude.