He sits in silent zazen, ruminating his methods while it stares back at him, not giving any of its secrets like a sphinx with a riddle with no words. Canopying his existence are the four identical extremities, the hood to the eye. He imagines the timeless truth in that otherwise flat mask, barren from nary idea, thought, or vision. But there is vision, there is more unseen vision than anything else.
He makes his base fold. It says “Let there be light” and “Let there be darkness” at the same time, with an egalitarian crease running down the middle. O what might he must have had, as Atlas might’ve had, to muster a fold of such frondose leafs. And as he dog-ears each spatial dimension, so does he feel experience manifesting and innocence decaying. There has been a concert of pleated designs forming shards of lights and shadow. He has taken folding paths that led to a spiral of descending stairs, sustaining high pressures. There has been prefolds and transfolds, forming ridges and clefts, nadirs and dunes. He has crumbled parts to a skein of glutinous disarray, parts other flaps and folds ought to mind lest its kiss pulls them in its whirlpool of folds and shackles them to its oblivion. He has hinged branches that branched off resembling the crow’s feet behind one’s eyes.
His arms and his neck, and the muscles that ripple from time to time have given fold to his skin. He sees the folds under his skin etching darker and deeper. There’s a koan on every furrow and he doesn’t know when it smiles and when it frowns.
He wants to fold his universe, or more precisely, let his colors and values anchor one another in true synergy, this surmountable edifice constituting not a message but a gesture to what otherwise would have been an impregnable aura. He sits folding one fold at a time, the grand concealment full with thought. He sits folding, eternally patient, some semblance, an effigy to his being and physique, the gift of he.
He sits in silent zazen, serene, patiently waiting to be turned alive by the peruser who shall begin to read and unfold.