Thursday, March 11, 2010

Zuihitsu: All things diminish

All things diminish

All things diminish as they grow older, my friend of many years said last night. Even the expanding universe must contract. This morning, as I am boiling water to make coffee, his words come back to me, as sure as before, but smaller, because the whistling of the kettle takes up space. The steam was not so long ago a patch of snow. Love is what life boils into.

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