William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Back to the Garden

Meditation, enlightenment, reality, truth, self-realization — aren’t such concepts poor, even desperate, substitutes for living our lives as nature intended? I don’t mean this in a critical sense. Piled up in buildings, trapped on freeways, smothered in cosmetics, drugged, poisoned, plugged in, wired, overfed, under-exercised, devoid of basic survival skills, strangers to each other and the environment — we thwart our instincts at every turn. But they can’t be overridden completely. Deep inside, we remember the garden. Maybe we’ll get back there someday. Maybe these concepts, or something else that deeply moves us, will help.


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