On Buddha's birthday

15 May 2005
Today, people in Korea and elsewhere are celebrating the birthday of the Buddha.

In England, a bright spring day. The rough winds of May have abated.

A line from John Berger: "the naming of the intolerable is itself hope" (quoted by Dan Gretton of Platform at an event on absurdity).

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Listen up!

From the Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke:

life holds mystery for us yet. In a hundred places/we can still sense the source: a play of pure powers/that -- when you feel it -- brings you to your knees.


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