Posted by Ben Naga
The elegance in the room
That no one notices normally
And is rarely spoken of
Remains when everyone departs
Posted on May 27, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged Awareness, Elegance, Realisation, Reflection. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
Reminds me of God in Futurama “When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”
Wonderful work with this. Love the sentiment expressed, and the simplicity with which you have done it.
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Thanks for the kind words. Elegance and simplicity are closely related. Chinese watercolours, anyone? 🙂
Hmmm, I think I know a nice place for this one… 😉
Playing it coy, eh? 😛
just posted it here: http://wp.me/p2saNx-2k
and it will show up here on Tuesday: http://wp.me/p1f6e6-cO
I hope you don’t mind – I added a sketch and a comment…
(coy? just keeping my options and browser open until I get it set up, lol!) 😉
I’m sure it will feel at home there (… too.)
Beautiful, Ben… it’s the Essence of the ineffable which leaves me almost (but not completely) speechless.
I am glad you are not complete speechless; we would miss your words.
This is wonderful, Ben.
Thank you, Angela.
It’s just the subject matter. 😀
..despite the shallowness of the ppl who were in the room earlier!
I am sure that beneath their fear and armour there is more than shallowness still. As infants they had natural elegance before their fellows drove it underground. How can we coax it out once again? That’s the question. 🙂
you cant put back innocence back into a grown up i think!!
I think however that a person can cultivate a kind of “informed naivety” which is neither ignorantly innocent nor cynically sophisticated.
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“You should stop words and letters, and learn to withdraw and reflect on yourself. When you do so, your body and mind will naturally fall away, and your original Buddha nature will appear.” – Dogen.