enso, the zen circle. representing the endless circle of birth, death and rebirth.
enso, the imperfect brush-stroke circle. representing unending unity.
my feelings toward the circle are best expressed by the beautiful lyrics of fleet foxes, who word the sentiment better than i ever could:
i was somehow unique
like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes,
unique in each way you can see
and now after some thinking,
i'd say i'd rather be
a functioning cog in some great machinery
serving something beyond me"