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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 41: Resolution

Day 41
Footsteps in the sand
Quickly wash away:
The seashore mind.
-Deng Ming-Dao

He writes, "...we should act without leaving consequences. This requires great thoroughness. Such completeness is challenging, but to suceed is to live perfectly. By resolving the problems of each day to our utmost satisfaction, we attain the sublime purity of a becah constantly washed by waves."

With a record amount of snow and a blizzard covering the Mid-Atlantic States today, it's easier to imagine footsteps in the snow made invisible by another layer of frozen condensation than it is to envison foosteps in the sand being washed away by the ocean tide. In either case, there applies the trekker's motto/resolution of Leave No Trace - not even your footprints - it must be as if you never walked upon the earth. - Demori

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