Stop.

We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. - Taoist proverb

This makes me feel like nothing really matters.

It makes me think of all the busy streets in every city where I had lived. The frustrated moments I had in taxis, metros, queues, streets...Eating while running to meetings or whatever...texting that I will be late while speeding down the road and getting a ticket for it...filling some tax/medical/loan/job-application form and cursing the world for being so complex. 

Those moments felt like an eternal cage. I felt eternally-tangled, in things that made my life unenjoyable.

Then seeing this makes me feel that life is not all that bad. Those moments feel suffocating, but then there are also these moments. eternally freeing.

 

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