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It was a conversation we’d had so many times before but this time I was insistent.  “Tell me about the common and the ordinary,” I said earnestly.  “We can’t,” Spirit answered, “we know nothing of it.  Everything we created has been thoroughly imbued with the inordinate embrace of greatness.”  

“To what end then, is it that I can experience the commonplace?”  “To no end, my dear one.  And precisely that, we provided you with so much sameness that you could know yourself as rooted in the green leafy vein of enoughness.”

Feeling complete, I turned and walked home into the wordless night, filled to the brim with my enoughness.

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Life is the only way
to get covered in leaves,
catch your breath on the sand,
rise on wings;

to be a dog,
or stroke its warm fur;

to tell pain
from everything it’s not;

to squeeze inside events,
dawdle in views,
to seek the least of all possible mistakes

An extraordinary chance
to remember for a moment
a conversation held
with the lamp switched off;

and if only once
to stumble on a stone,
end up drenched in one downpour or another,

mislay your keys in the grass;
and to follow a spark on the wind with your eyes;

and to keep on not knowing
something important.

~Wislawa Szymborska~
Monologue of a Dog

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