Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones, Fujiya Hotel garden, Hakone, Japan, January 2005, Pentax Optio 555, Exposure 1/30 sec @ f2.8, ISO 200, no flash © Steven Crisp
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
-- Lao Tzu (600 BC-531 BC)
Do you see an interesting path worth exploring? Are you so fixed on your arrival that you cannot afford the time? Perhaps you have confused the destination with the journey. We are all ultimately going to the same place.
“I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.”
-- Rosalia de Castro (1837-1885)
So by all means, enjoy the journey. Follow those stepping stones, and see what magical places they lead. Just the act of letting the current moment decide what the next step will be, will take you someplace special.
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."

--T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), from "Little Gidding"

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