It gives me immense pleasure to introduce you to one of my favorite writers, Thomas Ross, from Only Here Only Now. His work resonates to the core of me. He prefers to keep things simple on his website and in what he writes and so I will do the same with this.
We have collaborated on a piece. I created a drawing. Thomas created the prose to accompany the drawing. So set back and enjoy our creations both on a podcast (below) and in the written form. (Note: You may need to turn up your volume a bit to ensure you can hear the podcast to its best advantage.) Enjoy.
Reflections On What’s Ahead
By Thomas Ross
The stream carves its way through the mountains. The blanket of snow captures the reflection of the full moon and lights up the forest. The stars draw their brilliance from the blackest backdrop of the night sky. These things-stream and mountains, snow and full moon, stars and night sky- each exist both independently and dependently.
A lustrous tableau of nature’s harmony.
Parent and child. Postures of strength and calm. Gazing forward into an unknowable future. Each a unique creature and yet each dependent on the other. The time will come when the child leaves the parent, as the student must leave the teacher. But the sense of connection, the feeling of what came before, never leaves.
Each of us exists as a unique and independent being- and yet we are each inextricably connected to others and to all around us. When we allow ourselves to feel that connection, we become at one with all the glorious beings and things that surround us- those that came before, and those with us now.
Art- in each of its multitude of forms- speaks to us. I hear it speaking to me here. Its soft but insistent voice reminding me- we too can stand upright, open, and ready, aware of the glorious harmony, as we are aware of our unique self. And as we turn away, we too may gaze toward that world beyond our mountains- and wonder what grand mysteries are to come.”
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Life’s journey continues…
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