The Four Dignities Cross the Road

Meek, Perky, Outrageous and Inscrutable, well dressed, well groomed, with stately dignity and humor, natural good posture and steady unhurried gait, a crow walked across the road in front of my car. I slowed as I approached, but he or she did not pause, speed up, nor look at my car. I slowed more, feeling a bit put out. You can Fly! Why must you walk across this road just now? Finally I had to come to a full stop as the crow proceeded, unruffled in its groundedness, to complete the crossing. With enormous admiration I thanked this teacher for the lesson in the Four Dignities.

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  1. I love how just a tiny bit beyond irritation you found yourself in admiration of the very same, “object,” that had just caused your irritation.

    You thought this crow was a piece that didn’t belong in your puzzle and then it showed you that you were both pieces of some other puzzle.