Tuesday, December 12, 2023


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.

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

Photo:  Peter Bowers