Wednesday, November 9, 2022

seeing each other

They were like two mirrors facing each other.  
Who sees, who is seen?
Seeing each other like this, 
they experienced the recognition everyone craves  - 
to be seen exactly as we are, 
nothing more, 
and nothing less.
Seen like this, 
all the many forms in the world 
are the same 
as one's own hand,
one's own face.

Women of the Way
the iron grinder, Liu Tiemo (780-859)
 Sallie Tisdale