“Saltwater Reverie” from Passage to Nirvana

“Saltwater Reverie“ is a very short chapter from Passage to Nirvana that embodies many of the themes of the book: finding beauty in the world, recovering from a traumatic life event and finding peace, the importance of nature, Zen, and the importance of listening to our forebears, from Thoreau to Zen Masters. It begins, as most chapters in Passage to Nirvana do, with a simple, short poem called a "Po":


Green, Blue, 

Soothing Hues.


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