Having spent time in December making the goals, I spent most of January trying to remember them. This poem sums up the challenges:
By David Budbill
The first goal is to see the thing itself
in and for itself, to see it simply and clearly
for what it is.
No symbolism please.
The second goal is to see each individual thing
as unified, as one, with all the other
ten thousand things.
In this regard, a little wine helps a lot.
The third goal is to grasp the first and the second goals,
to see the universal and the particular,
Regarding this one, call me when you get it.