As tardigrade

 

this tardigrade love life
brings us
again
as enemies, friends,
and opportunities
for equanimity
(at best)
again
love is what keeps us
going 


tardigrade love

 

For an image of life and death
consider ice and water
water freezes into ice
ice melts back into water
what dies must live again
what lives is bound to die
ice and water don’t harm each other
both life and death are fine

Han Shan

The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain (Translated by Red Pine)

 

 

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