The other day Korean Zen (seon) monk Chong Go Sunim posted from Seoul, describing the state of the sun and giving the temperature that morning. I was struck by the simplicity of his words and photos. Just looking at what he saw.
As I left home for a 7:20 dentist’s appointment this morning, I thought of taking a camera but decided instead to just see things with my unobstructed eyes. I saw long morning shadows, cracks in the sidewalk, plants growing out of impossible crevices in a stone wall, people carrying coffee cups on the way to work (?), the absence of children, two sparrows taking a dust bath, my bare toes peaking from sandals, a blue garbage truck tipping containers into its belly, a bearded cyclist pulling a home-made trailer contraption, out to collect bottles, and . . .
Ordinary things and creatures, so easily overlooked. What are you seeing as you step outside? Or, if you have to stay indoors, what do you notice right where you are?