The vacant tenancy 

I bought a beautiful bowl once.

Large – probably 30cm in diameter.

Artisan

Obviously

I didn’t even look at the price – I just knew I was in love with it and took it too the counter

Put it on mine

(Counter)

At home

Every time I looked at it 

It made me smile 

I’ve bought a lot of shitty bits of crap since.

But that bowl

That bowl

Was magnificent

And it broke.

Like my Mothers small spotted green jug

Which was her mothers.

And some other precious things

That is life

The gathering

The splitting

The leaving

The things we love – we know what they are

The things which are useful

Beautiful

Used every day

Not viewed from afar

Hopefully

(This is a short life you know😉)

Loved

Smiled upon

Lately 

I’ve been discarding

Dry

Outer husk

Things

Peeling the cabbage

Only leaving those things which I love

The heart 

They are not many

But 

Oh my God

What a difference it makes

The Tao Te Ching states

That a room which is full 

Is not useful 

Neither is a cupboard

A space

A human

We need air

And light

And contemplation

On what is necessary in life

So

Toss what is dross

Love what is gold

And let empty cupboards speak to you

Of what

They wish to contain

Yet

Refrain

From filling them up

Instead

Let the vacuum of their vacant tenancy

Gather to you

Only

What is necessary

To make you love

Smile

Bequile

You with their extraordinary

Beauty 

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