There is suffering

Food in the window;
tasty morsels out of reach –
there is suffering.
  

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2 replies

  1. I know that feeling and wouldn’t wish it on any child. There is no excuse for it in this world. Just none.

    • Your reaction is very understandable, especially as the picture evoked memories for you as a child.
      At a more esoteric level, the haiku was about Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths – The first noble truth is “there is suffering”. As sentient beings, we are preconditioned to forever be feeling the gap between what we want and what we actually have – that unsatisfactoriness is the suffering. Thanks Marlene and best wishes, Steph

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