I walked on. A few minutes later, I remembered this (which has appeared here in the past):
On Something Observed
Torn remains of a cobweb,
one strand dangling down --
a stray petal fluttering by
has been tangled, caught in its skein,
all day to dance and turn,
never once resting --
elsewhere in my garden,
no breeze stirs.
Kokan Shiren (1278-1346) (translated by Burton Watson), in Burton Watson, Japanese Literature in Chinese, Volume II: Poetry and Prose in Chinese by Japanese Writers of the Later Period (Columbia University Press 1976), page 27. Kokan Shiren was a Zen Buddhist monk.
So goes our brief stay in Paradise.
Josephine Haswell Miller (1890-1975), "Studio Window" (1934)