Hello there. How are you doing? I hope this finds you in good health and spirit.
It’s another stagnant and hot morning/day here in North Texas. I decided I’d better water a little morning while it was cool. I worry about all our trees, plants, birds and insects when it’s dry like it is. We are under the same drought conditions we’ve been in since we moved here so it was a hand-held watering. I don’t know if it will help, trees need a lot of water.
This morning I found out that on the 8th they released a documentary about Mr. Fred Rogers! I had just posted about him on the 10th! Funny how that works. I had tears streaming down my face watching it. It’s not showing in any theatres around here, so I’ll be looking for it on streaming services and eventually hard copy. I don’t know about anyone else, but I sure miss his gentle, kind, loving spirit and his important messages. In my opinion, there isn’t anyone in our world right now that has been able to pick up the mantle he carried while he was here:
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – Official Trailer [HD] – In Select Theaters June 8
I did a drawing this morning and there is a lot of that surrealism stuff I was talking about yesterday going on in it. I was thinking of a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh about a cloud becoming the tea in your cup:
“It’s like a cloud in the sky. When the cloud is no longer in the sky, it doesn’t mean the cloud has died. The cloud is continued in other forms like rain or snow or ice. So you can recognize your cloud in her new forms. If you are very fond of a beautiful cloud and if your cloud is no longer there, you should not be sad. Your beloved cloud might have become the rain, calling on you, ‘darling, darling, don’t you see me in my new form?’ And then you will not be stuck with grief and despair. Your beloved one continues always. Meditation helps you recognize her continued presence in new forms. And our nature is the nature of no birth and no death…the nature of a cloud also. A cloud can never die. A cloud can become snow, or hail…or rain. But it is impossible for a cloud to pass from being into non-being. And that is true with your beloved one. She has not died. She is continued in many new forms. And you can look deeply and recognize herself in you and around you.” -TNH
Transcribed from a conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Buddhist Monk, Author and Nobel Peace Prize nominated Peace Activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced “Tick Not Han”)
3 12 15 21 4
C L O U D = 55/10/1
14 5 9 7 8 2 15 18
N E I G H B O R = 78/15/6 (3 cycle)
19 13 9 12 5
S M I L E = 58/13/4/2/1