My wife Judy and I are back from a 10-day vipassana meditation retreat with Shinzen Young. One of the many good things that happened was that she had this poem come to her….beautiful, but all too true for too many of us…..
I am sitting here and contemplating
My special cloud
The one that’s always hanging there
Between me and the sun.
You say the sky is clear,
The sun is warm.
But I’m not through admiring
My fascinating cloud.
It is unique; it’s mine alone.
Full of sorrows and fears,
Angers and desires – each deserving
An eon of introspection.
Someday I’ll see the sky, bask in the sun –
When I am ready; when things go right.
But for now, I think I’ll just keep watching
My special cloud.