February 14, 2005

Suffering or joy,
quest or rest,
happiness or agony,
together or alone,
now or then,
you or me,
here or there,
sun or moon,
sand or sea,
one plus one,
music or art,
history or novel,
writing or verbal,
all the same,
different by appearance,
disguised for the most,
of their genuine nature,
pure and simple,
of a thought;

varies with persistence,
but follows the same,
pattern of,
and going;

Always afresh,
never the same,
appearance may stay,
but no thing is the same;

Deep thought,
shallow dream,
clear and sharp,
vague and soft,
fragile or strong,
short or long,
still the same,
real for the one,
illusion for the second,
relative for both,
ideas, all the same.

This is the original text, and an edited version can be found in the Fragments of Reality -book.