Becoming the Uncarved Block

Homestead, Marron Valley, Highway 3A, British Columbia, Canada
All I ever wanted
Out of life
Was to carve out
Some small domain
In this wild expanse
I could identify
As me

I discovered non-being
And realized
Was not
All it was cracked up
To be

I straddle both
Caught in desires
I am learning to perceive
While learning to give myself
The same compassion
I extend to others

A path
Leading to a place
I only dimly comprehend
Knowing the path becomes clearer
The less I try to comprehend it

Marron Valley
Highway 3A
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2016

When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.
~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh