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Monday, November 11, 2019

Slow Autumn Snow

Tao Oracle ~ Hexagram 9 Taming Power of the Small

"Being powerless, having little influence" Ma Deva Padma "
"Temporarily restrained, a time for small steps." David Browne Walker translation

Even if we see ourselves as big frogs in local puddles, most folk have little influence in any way that might count as useful. I spent some time watching maple leaves come off our tree yesterday, slow autumn snow. Had I noticed that leaf when mowing the yard, had that one stood out when sitting on the deck, would I have seen that one when leaving the chicken pen? Probably not. Was this the only time that leaf would ever be noticed, never thought of again? Probably.

I have a friend in intensive care unit overseas. He is the vibrant leaf I'm thinking of this morning. How many small ways has he influenced my life? More than he thinks I'll bet. 


  1. I think it is often the small things that have a great influence on other things. Sending thoughts of comfort and ease to your friend.

  2. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. Precious moments.

  3. Its not David is it? I had written to Eluned yesterday as I hadn't heard anything for a while.


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