"…Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves just floating, floating….refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current; this is what we call the floating world…” Asai Ryoi, in Ukiyo Monogatari (Tales of the Floating World, 1661)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
When Time and Timing Go Awry
I’ve been thinking about Sunday, when I was swirled up around questions of time and timing. As I was taking a morning walk, I came to the conclusion that part of my problem (and part of the solution) is that I don’t intervene when I see things going awry. On Sunday, I had choices and the ability to make those choices - and yet I didn’t - I let those choices be made for me. Consequently I had a very cranky day. I need to make the choice to intervene when I see things going awry with time and timing.