for Lisa Jarnot
9 is an epiphany, the energy entering the bottom tip, traveling up the stem and circulating in the crown. An epiphany cannot be taken away.
I carried 9 adzuki beans with me for a day, talking to them one at a time, then as a group, then holding them to my ear with eyes closed. Hearing 9 uncertainties, 9 calls to ration sadness. They slept through