a red wheel
barrow" William Carlos Williams
"Zen is seeing reality directly, in its 'suchness.' To see the world as it is concretely, undivided by categories and abstractions, one must . . . look at it with a mind which is not thinking--which is to say, forming symbols--about it. Za-zen is . . . simply a quiet awareness, without comment, of whatever happens to be here and now." Alan Watts
So maybe the Williams quote does not quite fit with Watts' comments on Zen: too many categories ("red", "wheelbarrow")--and too much comment ("so much depends"). But somehow, when the seeing this this morning "upsurged" into my awareness, a memory of the poem "upsurged" too, so I put them here together . . .