Presence

The present moment is eternity

Our breath the anchor

Between presence in this world

And a sphere where time doesn’t exist

 

The difference between time and timelessness

The birth of the cosmos

As we understand it

Through the first sound

Rhythm

The beat of a drum

Turning into the never ending

Tick

Tack

Tick

Tack

Of the clock on your wall

Sound and time

Conditions to one another

 

A person

Incapable of understanding the vastness of infinity,

The interconnectedness of self and world

And the paradox of being a creation and creator

Simultaneously

 

A soul

Uncomprehending of chronology,

Solid mater

And the illusion of certainty

Finding itself caught in a body

 

Human existence

A fine playground to gain experiences

Learning about self and other

Where the self

And the other

Are in fact

Nothing but reflections of the same universal truth

 

Existence of each individual

Dependent on interaction

My shadow

Visible only through the light you shed on me

Our unique dynamic

 

There is

No presence

Of me

Without a “you”

No time

Without a sound

No now

Without a breath

 

Painting: Pablo Amaringo