here and now

January 25, 2010

A monk was being chased by a tiger toward the edge of a cliff.  He leaps off the cliff, grasping a vine that has grown over the edge.  Below him is a long drop to a certain death, above him is the snarling tiger.  As the monk swings in midair, a mouse begins gnawing at the vine above him.  His position is one of utter precariousness.  Growing out of the cliff in front of him is a wild strawberry, which he picks and eats.  He says, “This strawberry is delicious.”

– Sylvia Boorstein, from “It’s Easier Than You Think”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: