Sheltering-in-Place: Day 45
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I have so many thoughts today that I think it's better if I say little.
When I look at the state of my hair, I think
- I could just leave it be. It's just hair. Who cares, especially right now?
- I could cut it myself and see what happens. I mean, worse isn't really an option.
- Shaving it off might be fun. Summer's coming. I'd be cooler.
All of these thoughts are rational, reasonable, and endanger no one.
Sensible and comfortable clothing were chosen for today. The shirt is one I had made for myself with one of my rhino paintings printed on it. Today seems like a good day to start up the Rhinoceros Sutra thing.
for all living beings,
harming not even a one,
you would not wish for offspring,
so how a companion?
like a rhinoceros.
I'm not an expert in Buddhist thought—early, current, or otherwise. Being in quarantine, on lockdown, sheltering-in-place, or however you choose to characterize it, seems like a good time to consider the concepts of asceticism and solitude whether or not we agree with them.
So, I'm opening a doorway to thought. I'm doing what I can to harm no one.