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Title: Meditation
Author: Soleil Compeau
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean
Characters/Pairings: Captain Jack Sparrow, no pairings
Rating: G
Summary: The etymology of Nirvana is a compound of the prefix "nir" which means "without" and the root "vana", translated as "blowing" as in "blowing of the wind."

Author's Notes: Jack behaved so oddly on the Isle of Cruces...more than usual I mean. I wanted to understand why he was sitting zazen in a meditation posture, and this silly little notion was born. It's a bit over 100 words, sorry!



Jack wandered widely, six of the years without his ship. In South Asia he found Buddhists, and was charmed by their hospitality and the simplicity of their Eight-Fold Path: Jack disliked religions that demanded he worship anyone besides himself. Though doubtful of their self-denial, he was intrigued enough to take up a few practices.

Close to his goal, Jack strove for inner peace. The clunk of shovel hitting wood made his eyes fly open anticipatorily. Unfurling, he had time for a revelation.

Why would he want to achieve a "place of no wind"?

Date: 2009-08-24 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madam-pudifoot.livejournal.com
Soli! Good to see you again! How's life?


I loved this piece! It's a lovely insight into Jack's mind at the time. I've always wondered about his 'zen' moment too - he's worldly, isn't he? His revelation is just perfect! For a man always chasing the horizon, why would he ever want to consider a life without wind; it's as dear to him as his precious Pearl and the sea!

Date: 2009-08-25 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soleilpirate.livejournal.com
Hey woman! *hugs tightly* How's life? Um...my life is sparse right now. Very sparse. I still don't have a computer to replace my broken laptop, mostly because I don't have a job. Yeah. I'm thinking I'm gonna go back to school, a grant will help me pay bills as well as for classes and books, and I'll keep busy instead of being depressed about how no one will hire me, even though I'm quite well qualified in my field. Anyway...

Yes, Jack's Zen moment always struck me as so odd! I mean, on one level it makes sense. Buddhists are peaceful folk, and Jack does try to avoid conflict whenever possible. So...he'd be willing to try some of the Dharma. And yet....he DOES end up in a place of no wind, and he swore his soul to get out of it! LOL! Thanks for commenting, and glad you enjoyed my quirky little take on Jack meditating!

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