So brilliant, so forgettable

//So brilliant, so forgettable

So brilliant, so forgettable

Something brilliant came to mind today, arising somewhere between arrivals and departures, during one of a number of my trips on public transport. It was as brilliant as the sun, whose brightness brought out my sunglasses. It was perfect as the winter sky was blue, impeccable, cloudless, seamless. It reflected everything and everyone that I found before me, around me, within me and without me. It was a priceless gem.
So now I thought I’d note it here.
I wish I could. But, I must admit, I can’t remember what it was.

By | 2015-10-02T15:47:49+01:00 janvier 16th, 2012|Textes|3 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. white cloud 18 janvier 2012 at 23 h 35 min - Reply

    the fact that ‘whatever’ is real-
    it is there
    has something radical ( as in radix – the root of things)

    what on earth should we invent, or want, to be more interesting – how could it ever be ‘more’ …. of something? – important – interesting – exciting?

    and opposite to the great works of art – where painters and sculptures have been seeking metaphores- to say a lot in one image –
    very often my eye falls on very simple – every-day-life things or situations that are in fact so monumental metapphores of what is going on – that i continuly ask myself why on earth should we make art…

    But making art is a very interesting process though – as we can learn so much about life in it.

  2. Tu es cela 18 janvier 2012 at 23 h 08 min - Reply

    yes, intending to welcome whatever arises.
    and thanks for your reading, practice, comments, for engaging with life.

  3. litle lake 17 janvier 2012 at 10 h 00 min - Reply

    Don’t be sorry. It ‘was’ real. And now it’s gone. Forget about it. Ready, open for whatever comes next?

    thanks for your writings sensei.
    big hug

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