This blue marble

– and yet it spins

Recess in the temple

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SPtemple-2In the hubbub of Chinatown, stepping into a temple is like stepping sideways out of life. SPtemple-3It must be lunch hour here, too, both for gods as well as for scholars: fruits in a row for those on higher planes, and half-empty thermoses left behind by those who needed more tangible nutrition than loving kindness.SPtemple-1(Singapore; July 2018)

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