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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 47: Impermanence

Day 47
Tidal windstorm
Splits trees and rock,
Yet cannot last a day.
So much less, man's work.
-Deng Ming Dao

He continues, "All our efforts are temporary. They borrow from preexisting forces, ride the current of natural events, and disappear according the dictates of the situation. It is best to realize the transitory nature of things and work with it. Understanding the world's ephemeral nature can be the biggest advantage of all."

I have seen
things come and go -
  loss and gain,
gain and loss.
I was born.
I will die.
It means nothing.
This is my legacy.

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