I thrilled to the colors in the grocery today. Russets, orange, and yellows were dominant in the flowers, and the fruit and vegetable aisle. My eyes perked at so much beta-carotene. Suitably nourished, I can see in the dark. There are sweet potatoes, yellow tomatoes, persimmons, squash, pumpkins. There are also nuts. After all, we also need fat, and recently I read how important it is to eat a few walnuts each day, so now I'm nibbling on those.
Driving back, I was sitting at a traffic light, stewing a bit at the time delay in my so carefully constructed schedule when I looked, really looked at the bumper sticker on the car in front of me. "You are the Buddha," it said, and next to the words, kind of floating, was a heart.
I lifted on a smile, inhaled deeply, exhaled, calm.
I am the Buddha with eyes to see in the dark, and all the time in the world.