It takes 3.6 million jasmine blossoms to make one pound of jasmine essential oil. There are 9,600 drops of it in every pound. Dividing the number of jasmine blossoms by 9600 comes to 375 jasmine blossoms per drop of oil.
When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I saw my barn had burnt down. I felt like what a spider would feel like if someone threw a baseball through its web.
The vibrating strings of the universe are all connected with each other. Baseballs are strings, as are spider’s webs. As are barns. As is the moon.
We ripple, whether
the barn is burnt or intact –
all strings play their notes.
Mish is today’s host for dVerse. Mish says:
What does the moon represent to you in Masahide’s terse, epiphanous message? What does your burning barn look like? Have you experienced your own personal insight or enlightenment as the world deals with this ongoing crisis? Ponder these questions and pen us a poem.