fronds

the dreaming sent me
a wise man
with a weather-worn face
the warmest eyes
the truest smile.

and he told me this:

“we must live life
with our fronds swept out
behind our heads
not out in front of our faces
shielding us from the Wind.”

the felt sensation of the dream was clear.
life exists in the friction between
our body and its environment.
life is the hum of Relationship.
to shield one’s face from the Wind
is to starve oneself of Life.

20 October, 2018