Thursday, October 28, 2010

leaf meditations, part one

                                                                      maple leaf
                                                                    falling down
                                                                   showing front
                                                                   showing back
                                                                         - Ryokan
been spending some time going through images from my recent trip to colorado, trying to decide what to do with some of my foliage images, and the other night came across some passages about seeing in a steve hagen book i've been reading. much to my delight, he used watching falling leaves as an example of just seeing. when we see reality, he says, we are completely beyond the realm of words and concepts. can just watching leaves fall do that? i'm for it.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Great Photo! So Darn Crisp!! Leaves do it for me. Whether vibrant with color or dried against the still of the earth - the beauty is beyond.