What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body...there arises the fullness and significance of life…

Basarab Nicolescu (March 25, 1942 -)

Life’s Greatest Gift by Tao Writer

I have received so many gifts,
appearing as presents from you.
The still, shadowy, vapor filled clouds

you always loved to watch—
Their hearts now contain fragments of your soul.
The songs of the ocean, gull and red tail,
each contains your warm voice.
The rock you loved to hold,
now embraces you between
its seven distinct layers.
Within this breath—

O’ this sweet touch of air,

That rushes in, to fill me with life—
Is the greatest gift of all.

It is you, alive, inside of me.