Tag: Impermanence

Blown Out

Dead Leaf SOOTC
Dead Leaf SOOTC

“Inside of us, there’s a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.” Rumi

The Last Samurai

September Sunflower
September Sunflower

“With regards to the way of death, if you are prepared to die at any time, you will be able to meet your release from life with equanimity. As calamities are usually not as bad as anticipated beforehand, it is foolhardy to feel anxiety about tribulations not yet endured.” Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Pushing Up Daisies

Daisy
Daisy

“Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, demised, departed and defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. God’s way of saying, slow down.” Patch Adams

Finish

Dying by degrees
Dying by degrees

“We are like roses that have never bothered to bloom when we should have bloomed, and it is as if the sun has become disgusted with waiting.” Charles Bukowski

Let it Rain

Clematis
Clematis

“It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through our fragile life.” Charles Bukowski

Transitioning

Falling apart
Falling apart

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” Isaac Asimov