IMPERMANENCE according to wikipedia means:

Impermanence[1] is one of the essential doctrines or three marks of existence in Buddhism. The term expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux.

I’ve been thinking about that transient state lately.  It is very true about: Here today, gone tomorrow.  Life is that vulnerable.  I am feeling that fragile.  Things are turning faster and faster – like coming close to the end of  the toilet paper roll.  All of a sudden the paper ends up a puddle on the floor.  The puddle is me.

IMG_1983That is how I am feeling on this warm balmy December day in Saskatoon.  I watch the snow melting in slow drips off the roof.  I hear Richard Harris singing MacArthur’s Park melting in the dark and someone left a cake in the rain.  I’m feeling languid, coming undone in its wake.

Quick!  Someone throw me a life line, a fuel injection, anything.  Wait.  I’m all right for I know that this, too, shall pass.  I will sing like Richard Harris and his MacArthur’s Park.  Nothing stays the same – ever.  There’s a reason and a season for everything.

IMG_1965There would be another song for me
For I will sing it
There would be another dream for me
Someone will bring it

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky

(Richard Harris – Macarthur Park Lyrics | MetroLyrics)


About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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1 Response to IMPERMANENCE

  1. treerabold says:

    Impermanence…..ever changing, so true

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