I woke up with a feeling this morning, attached to a phrase:
A single dew drop can affect the entire blossom. Such is the effect of Fibromyalgia.
I wish I could remember where I first read that; all I remember is that when I did, I cried. I’ve never forgotten it. For some reason it’s been on my mind today. I wish I could give that quote proper credit.
While thinking about that single dew drop, it made me think of this poem by Issa, also known as Kobayashi Issa, a Japanese poet known for some beautiful Haiku.
A world of dew,
and within every dewdrop
a world of struggle
In the cherry blossom’s shade
there’s no such thing
as a stranger.
I found this one below on a site called HaikuGuy.com where he’s compiled 10,000 out of 21,000 of Issa’s poems. This one makes me think of Leo, my dog:
kusa no tsuyu mazu ureshisa yo suzushisa yo
dewdrops on the grass
at first so happy!
Since I’m sharing quotes I enjoy here’s another one:
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”
– Lady Bird Johnson