William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

A Tiny Genesis

One thing to remember when you’re eating a seed, be it sunflower, flax, or chia, is that it holds the potential of perpetuating, even saving, its kind, as well as the species which are drawn by its beauty and which depend on it for sustenance. If you think of it only as flavorful, or as food for your health, you miss a vital dimension of living and eating. It is your sustenance, and only with its help are you able to carry on as flesh and purpose, dream, work, and play. It’s a tiny genesis, a catalyst for cellular celebration. So it is for everything you take in. And in being aware of it, you are aware of the world and the participatory miracle of your presence within it. That is nourishment. That is satisfaction and joy.

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  1. Well then, I’ll be counting the coffee bean among those seeds… it certainly is a catalyst!

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  2. Digging deep beneath the surface. How many can even conceive such a thought? Beautiful. 🙂

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  3. Ah it’s good to read it, I almost forgot, thank you very much, :-), very good weekend

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