Birth and Death ~ Ajahn Chah
Our birth and death are just one thing. You can’t have one without the other. It’s a little funny to see how at a death people are so tearful and sad, and at a birth how happy and delighted. It’s delusion. I think that if you really want to cry, then it would be better to do so when someone’s born. Cry at the root, for if there were no birth, there would be no death. Can you understand this?
Photograph by Mark A. Wilson,
Department of Geology, The College of Wooster
Barnacles (Chthamalus stellatus) and Limpets (Patella vulgata) in the intertidal near Newquay, Cornwall, England.
So pretty! Love this photo! :)
It reminds me a bit of a starry-night scene!