Thursday, August 27, 2015

the sound of rain


the sound of rain
needs no translation

~alan watts


photo: (c)bruce behnke

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

joining souls




If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg.

Why?

Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall. The high wall is the system which forces us to do the things we would not ordinarily see fit to do as individuals.

We are all human beings, individuals, fragile eggs. We have no hope against the wall: it's too high, too dark, too cold. To fight the wall, we must join our souls together for warmth, strength. We must not let the system control us-- create who we are.

 It is we who created the system.

~Haruki Murakami in his
Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech

photo: (c) bruce behnke

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

are there borders between worlds?


It's hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, 
between voyager and sea. 
Between reality and the workings of the heart.

~Haruki Murakami, 
Kafka on the Shore


photo (c) bruce behnke



Sunday, August 23, 2015

just be



All the elements for your happiness are already here. 
There’s no need to run, strive, search or struggle. 
Just be. 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


photo: (c) bruce behnke

Sunday, August 9, 2015

hawaiian summer 2




no wind
no rain
no clouds

the closest the tropical storms ever get 
is in the mind of the caffeinated television weatherman

midday
i find a tree's shade for slumber.

hawaiian summer










the heat
the humidity
makes the air thick and heavy
where oh where are the trade winds?

Monday, July 20, 2015

american crossing






crossing america

between lamar, nebraska and aurora, colorado



(c) bruce behnke 2015