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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

En Pointe

En pointe in ballet is when you are nicely poised on the tip, like a fulcrum, and that's how I feel today.  It is the Spring Equinox, the earliest since 1896, that moment when yin and yang are in balance, opposite of the Solstices, and yin is giving way to yang...spring is coming. And tomorrow is the Dark Moon. I have been feeling a little on edge and drained lately, waiting for something, and this must have been it.  I've been spending WAY too much time on Facebook and some other Tao forums, reading novels, watching Korean Drama, and have neglected my own Tao 61s.  Perhaps now is the time to change my focus. I feel...energized.

The kolea are beginning to change into their breeding plumage, in preparation for their annual flight to Alaska to breed.  I noticed several with the beginnings of the definition of stripe on their necks, a little plumper for feeding over the winter, and a little more vivid and alert.  They and the sun and the moon are like clocks for me, they are evidence that time does mean something, forward movement, at least in the spring, maybe retreat in the fall.

Completely not to the point of any of this, here is a little image of my quasi-penzai and mudman fisherman for those of you in regions where spring is still just an idea obscured by snow and rain and chilly grey weather.
My little landscape.
Which reminds me, I must start painting again.  Indeed this must be the moment I've been waiting for. "Spring is sprung, the grass is ris', I wonder where the flowers is," I used to chant as a child.  Sounds like the George W. Bush songbook, no?  Well, at least this child wasn't left behind, and I am grateful.


sybil law said...

It's positively HOT here - 85 degrees today! I've actually been complaining about it. I mean, hello - it's NEVER this warm here this time of year. I want spring! (Which is funny, since I think I dislike spring more than any other season.)

You need to find me on Facebook - or I need to find you!

baroness radon said...

So you found me!

baroness radon said...

And it's only 80-81 here today (low 69) and forecast 78-9 the rest of the week. Usually people come to Hawaii to get could come to get cool.

Cym said...

"I have been feeling a little on edge and drained lately, waiting for something"

I've been the same way too, but it seems to be passing now. Thank goodness for that.

Nice picture of the fisherman and shells. Very tranquil looking.

baroness radon said...

Cym, a lot of people have been expressing this same uneasiness, which seems to be passing. New moon rising.

The little landscape also has on the back side two guys drinking tea, and at the top of the hill, a little guy descending from a hut to a bridge. I'll post them later at an appropriate time!