Daily Archives: May 12, 2008

Let go of your worries and yellow tulips

Yellow-red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival (Istanbul, Pentax K10D)

Yellow-red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival (Istanbul, Pentax K10D)

Let go of your worries

and be completely clear-hearted,

like the face of a mirror

that contains no images.

If you want a clear mirror,

behold yourself

and see the shameless truth,

which the mirror reflects.

If metal can be polished

to a mirror-like finish,

what polishing might the mirror

of the heart require?

Between the mirror and the heart

is this single difference:

the heart conceals secrets,

while the mirror does not.

The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XIII

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul