5

The Moment

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kanji

One can live only in the present moment.

Issa noted, in the unselfconscious moment of absorption, a heightened quality of life:

Cherry trees:
Contemplating their beauty,
Strangers are like friends.

Buson gives us another picture of at-one-ness:

An old fisherman:
Unalterably intent
In evening rain.