Feeling deeply appreciated and nourished by the comments to my previous post, I dip into The poetry of Zen* —
Whatever it is,
I cannot understand it,
stubbornly overcomes me
until I’m reduced to tears.
* by Saigyō Hōshi (西行 法師, 1118–1190) in Hamill, S., & Seaton, J. P. (2007). (trans.). Boston: Shambhala, p. 112. image: “Old Man Weeping” after Van Gogh by Gordon Christie when he was still a teenager.