"He was the brother I never
knew. Now he appears to me
to have been a hurried traveller
through this difficult realm.
I can't help imagining now and
again that he's gone on to visit
other worlds after his short
stay on this one. Here he's just
waking up into a world that is
a long time gone, and he's found
a water lily blooming in his
grandmother's water garden.
Several of his lifetimes later
I crouched down to see the
fascinating things in that same
pool - but unlike him who fell
from this place into another,
never to return, I slipped into
that water and remained here."


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