Today I got an email from a Rachel Fleishman, a therapist I met recently. Attached to the usual email signature with her name and link to her website, was a short poem by Antonio Machado in tiny print.
Ahhhh…such a swell idea: to send along some image-producing/light-bearing poetry, or a particularly great quote, that would surprise and shift the recipient’s thinking for just a moment.
I thought of many that would be lovely to find at the end of an email (It’s such an easy thing to implement and change and you COULD conceivably make a whole raft of signatures, each with a different poem, to randomize your message).
Here’s where I’d start:
Try and be a sheet of paper with nothing on it.
Be a spot of ground where nothing is growing,
where something might be planted,
a seed, possibly, from the Absolute. —Rumi
The present moment:
That lives on,
so many pathways
through the spring grass. —Buson
What would you like to read at the end of an email?