This beautiful image was posted on Facebook with a quote from Rumi: “This place is as a dream of a sleeper”. It reminded of a quote, a haiku, from the Japanese poet Issa: “This dewdrop world, it may be a dewdrop, and yet ..”. I read that Issa wrote it after the death of his daughter. We recognise the illusion that the world is, the dreamlike, transient quality, we recognise the futility and the pain caused by attachment .. and yet there is still the ‘suchness’ of the moment, the quality of the relationship.

Recognising the suchness of our attachments they transcend themselves.