Though clear waters range to the vast autumn sky
How can they compare with the hazy moon on a Spring night!
Most people want to have pure clarity
But sweep as you will, you cannot empty the mind.
from The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi and Bernard Tetsugen Glassman
pub. Zen Center of Los Angeles, 1977
Clarity is a fine thing, but the haze,
the haze, such
beauty in the haze.
Walk with me.
We’re going back outside the greenhouse,
round the corner.
We’re looking for the place where life pushes
against hazy windows.
Photographs from the WW Seymour Conservatory in Tacoma, WA and the greenhouse at the Kruckeberg Garden, Seattle, WA.
Happy Earth Day!
here’s to a successful March for Science.