with his waking life (his dreams) form a single tapestry of brilliant
colors and scenes."
-H.Kawai, The Buddhist Priest Myoe: A life of Dreams.
a stone. There was an eye in the stone.
The eye was white, not pure white, but a bit darkened.
The stone jumped, as if alive. When I put it down it moved
like a fish on land. The name of the stone was Sekigan, Stone-eye.
|A kind of
fish was hung from the roof.
Inside, the fish decayed, and became nothing.
One of its eyes looked like it was about to fall out.
|Besides the fish,
there was a dried-out animal.
It had four legs and holes in its back.
|A woman held it.
She said, "How could such a noble person as I
kill such an animal as this?" I thought, The animal is the woman.
the ground, the creature said, Please, hang me up again.
It seemed to be in extraordinary pain. I consoled it, and thought:
It's used to being high, and wants to be up there again.