Every Arrow Flies Differently – Shuukan – March 19, 2015


even as these gulls
each arrow finds its own path
flying through the wind

© G.s.k. ‘15

Today’s thought for meditation on Carpe Diem Shuukan is the following from “the way of the bow” based on the e-book by Paulo Coelho:

[…] When the archer draws the bow-string, he can see the whole world in his bow.

When he follows the flight of the arrow, that world grows closer to him, caresses him and gives him a perfect sense of duty fulfilled.

Each arrow flies differently. You can shoot a thousand arrows and each one will follow a different trajectory: that is the way of the bow. […]

Linked to Carpe Diem Shuukan – ‘The Way of the Bow’

14 thoughts on “Every Arrow Flies Differently – Shuukan – March 19, 2015

  1. Very, very cool — another one of your posts that makes me think, “geesh! I wish I’d thought of that!” Beautifully suited to the prompt — BRAVA!


    • Thanks .. the gulls came to mind as soon as I saw the post … I’m so glad you liked it 🙂
      Now alas, I’ve got to close my notifications and go do some reading .. I have a few posts I want to write but don’t think I’ll have the time so I’ll put them in my dashboard as a draft and hope the muse remembers where I was today … BTW I scheduled BJ to go off at 6:00 … a monotetra … (bet you didn’t you know that tetra in Italian means a dark mood – how four became sadness is beyond me). Later Gater!!

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  2. Gulls as arrows….wow. And how we all go different ways….I like this. it has the quality of those simple wise words of the old ones. I can just hear Basho saying these words….wonderful!


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