Ligo Haibun – The Challenge


As one of my fellow bloggers (Penny … “The Why About This”) has written:  “August has past and September has arrived, bringing seasons change to many parts of our planet. We tend to reflect more on things, as a new season emerges. I think possibly we are closer to nature during these times. Why is that do you suppose?



Another time of reflection occurs when reading quotes. The hosts (Nightlake, Ye Pirate and myself) of the Ligo Haibun Challenge have chosen the following two quotes for your reflections; delving into the romantic and philosophical nature of things. “

The haibun you will be writing this week will use one of the following two quotes:

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” – Rumi
….. or …..
“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?” – Khalil Gibran

I’m choosing the second quote by Rumi as my prompt:

Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” Rumi 


Things in life usually come in pairs, in twos, in extremes, in opposites -night and day, hot and cold, black and white, good and bad, north and south, east and west. I have come to the realization that this has been the case in my life. I have experienced this plenty a’times – now looking back I can confirm it. There has always been a choice to be made.

Duality has had a place in my existence all the time. There’s been an inner clash of these opposites. I have always wondered … where should I go for advice? Which direction should I take? Where it the correct pathway? Questions, questions, questions … This is the thirsty looking for the water!

As I have gotten older, and hopefully wiser, I’ve realized the answers have always been there. Signs have been posted all along the way. Feelings have guided the way. The name for this is intuition ….. I always knew the answers, I always knew which road to take …. Now looking back, I always made the right choice; the choices that were right for me. These choices got me to where I am today. This is the water coming to the thirsty!

…… need for basic knowledge, need to simplify
…… reminds me of the “yin-yang
…… the union of the thirsty with water

This is the first time that I attempt a Ligo Haibun Challenge. I hope that it’s at least satisfactory.
Someone out there … please, let me know!!

Here’s hoping you all have a great rest of the day and a wonderful weekend.

We ALL are ONE!! We ALL are connected!!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

6 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun – The Challenge

  1. Congratulations Horty, nicely done. Your approach is wonderful. Your written words flow. If you were to go back through and tighten up the paragraphs, you would enhance your expressive words and the meaning, even more (what I work on each week with my haibun – a bit of a challenge in and of itself, but fun). For example: Older and hopefully wiser, I’ve realized answers were always there. (what I kept and deleted to “tighten” is subjective, in that I mean very possibly when you tighten it up you might cut and rearrange different words for a different emphasis. I love what you’ve written. Please include your link in the link box so others can read your haibun also, dear friend and welcome to the challenge! Penny xx


  2. welcome to Ligo Haibun! it is always nerve racking on the first go but i think this is a great start. i still get nervous writing for this challenge. thanks for sharing. 🙂


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