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Have been reviewing the hundred eighty odd posts I’ve published with the intention of working them into an ordered, coherent, and integrated iBook-like whole. One from late 2013 struck me in connection with a quote I recently jotted down written by dour and glum old Hermann Hesse:

“For one brief, glowing day he had succeeded in practising the simple art known to every blade of grass.”—Hermann Hesse, Klein And Wagner

Sparklingly beautiful. Here’s my take, with photos:

   Zen? It’s just a word, but what can it mean?

Purple Guy knows... but he's not talking
Purple Guy knows… but he’s not talking
So does our red lady friend... but she's staying mum too
So does our red lady friend… but she’s staying mum too
Mr. Monitor Lizard is fully aware... but is keeping it to himself
Mr. Monitor Lizard is fully aware… but is keeping it to himself
Sitting pretty in his knowledge
Mr. Peacock is sitting pretty in his knowledge
T-Rex once knew... didn't help her though
T-Rex once knew… didn’t help her though
Miss Cougar surely knows... but she's an elusive gal
Miss Cougar surely knows… but she’s an elusive gal
Mr. Big Horn is content to chew the cud of understanding
Mr. Big Horn is content to chew the cud of understanding
Mr. Gorilla is almost Buddha-like in his certitude
Mr. Gorilla is almost Buddha-like in his certitude
These guys still know... but are learning fast
These guys still know… but are learning fast
This guy's working himself towards it
This guy’s working himself towards it
But these poor souls haven't a clue...
But these poor souls haven’t a clue…

What happened?