Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keeping it Simple this Sunday

I bumped into these words a few weeks ago.
They were used in context within the body of an e mail from an old school friend.
Their simplicity took my breath away as I read them and they've passed through my mind often since then. I thought I would share them.
Of course before one shares words one needs to find out where they come from;
find out who we need to thank.

We have Mizuta Masahide to thank.
He was a samurai who studied under the poet Basho. In 1688 Masahide’s house was burnt down, prompting him to write this now famous haiku.

Barn's burnt down --
I can see the moon.

That’s my offering for today.
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  1. ♥нσρє ιѕ тнє вяιgнт ѕнιиιиg ℓιgнт ωнιcн кєєρѕ dαякиєѕѕ αт тнє вαу нσρє ιѕ тнє gєитℓє cσℓd вяєєzє σи α нσт ѕυммєя dαу ♥

  2. For every loss... there is a gain...

    Beautiful quote, thanks for sharing.

  3. A reminder that it's always in how you look at things.

    Great bonfire!

  4. A beautiful quote today! It is all in how you look at things.
    Hope you have a great week!

  5. Oooh! So powerful in it's simplicity! Excellent choice, Possum! :)

  6. Simple is the best.

    xo, Mango

    (thanks for keeping the refreshments ~ we're not out of the woods yet...stock up on your supplies)

  7. all good beginnings come from the end of something else. Great pic with the words too. Love it.

  8. I remember one quote after 9/11...
    "I used to look out of my window and see the twin towers, now that they are not there, all I can see is the Statue of Liberty" I always thought that it was an interesting quote.

  9. Love that Haiku. Always so stirring and, well, obvious.


  10. I LOVE that haiku. And can now (finally) grasp the full meaning of it. I read some of the other comments and it's just wonderful how people's way of thinking differs. Thanks for sharing!