The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Rainer Maria Rilke - Buddha in Glory


Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,

a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.

Walt Whitman - Song of Myself

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

My respiration and inspiration, the beating of my heart, the passing
of blood and air through my lungs,

A few light kisses, a few embraces, a reaching around of arms,

The feeling of health, the full-noon trill, the song of me rising
from bed and meeting the sun.