November 24, 2007

What's with the Moon?

No, I'm a Buddhist, actually, and it's supposed to be a new moon, not a crescent. I love the ghostly dark-of-the-moon disk --

...the new moon winter-bright
But overspread with phantom light
With swimming phantom light o'erspread
But rimmed and circled by a silver thread...

-- as Coleridge put it. To me it's about all the things massage is about -- downtime, yin time, transition time, time out -- bardo, as we say in the Tibetan tradition. It's about closing the eyes and letting go.

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