just this

First we braid grasses and play tug of war,

then we take turns singing and keeping a kick-ball in the air.

I kick the ball and they sing, they kick and I sing.

Time is forgotten, the hours fly.

People passing by point at me and laugh:

“Why are you acting like such a fool?”

I nod my head and don’t answer.

I could say something, but why?

Do you want to know what’s in my heart?

From the beginning of time: just this! just this!

 

Ryokan, 18th Century Japanese Zen Master

 

Happy Tuesday, wishing you all much play today!

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About Kendal

I'm Kendal Mosley-Chalk. I live in York with my husband and two children.
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