He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
Hokusai says says there is no end to seeing
He says keep changing,
you just get more who you really are.
He says get stuck, accept it, repeat
yourself as long as it is interesting.
every one of us is ancient
every one of us has a body.
He says every one of us is frightened.
He says every one of us has to find
a way to live with fear.
shells, buildings, people, fish,
mountains, trees, wood is alive.
Water is alive.
He says live with the world inside you.
or write books. It doesn't matter
if you saw wood, or catch fish.
It doesn't matter if you sit at home
and stare at the ants on your veranda
or the shadows of the trees
and grasses in your garden.
It matters that you care.
Joy is life living through you.
Satisfaction and strength
is life living through you.
Don't be afraid.