screen of memory
s c r e e n of m e m o r y
wandering, wandering still --
memory serves us in bits and pieces
shards of broken pottery strewn in a field
Being present in the world of experiences I am reminded of Asai Ryoi's writing -- "Tales of the Floating World" c. 1965
"... to live only for the moment, surrender your body and soul to contemplating the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaf... to not allow poverty to drag you down and show in your face, but to drift like a pumpkin floating in the river -- this is what we call Ukiyo-E."