Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Pencil” is in the Third of Thirteen Weeks in Kingdomtide:
autumn in the north, spring in the south.
Alphabytes in Kingdomtide: “Nose” to “Zoom Lens”
Hovering over the relentless movement of time from past to future
is the point called NOW.
The goal: perfect at-one-ment with the now,
as the contented feeling of being on a journey,
enjoying the changing landscape, never preferring the scene just past,
or impatient for the beauty to come.
Each moment of the journey is worthy to be journaled, drawn.
The secret: self suspended above the moment, like a pencil standing on its end,
open palm pressing the eraser, balanced to support the hand.
A move away from the vertical … the hand falls.
When guilt and shame push from the present,
when fear of future nudges from now,
a fall takes place, a bruise on the spirit.
So take the now and sink into it:
“The Point of Power Is the Present.”