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Finding the Familiar

As aging beings, feline EmmaRose and I are forgoing the way we once lived. More and more, our bodies surprise. Less and less is there any choice involved. 224 more words


Let that shit go

If I were to bet I would guess that 90% of the “shit” that troubles us is already behind us. In some cases, so far in our past that we are not even sure if we still have the story straight. 422 more words



Walking the grounds
of Senso-ji Temple, I look
among the statues, half
expecting Buddha or
Kannon Bosatsu to appear,
but only a pigeon answers
my expectations. 41 more words


Rocky Mountain Columbines

One in the prime of life and another getting ready to burst onto the scene are a pure summer delight along the trails in the Rocky Mountains.

The Lotus

First blooming in the Western Paradise,

The lotus has delighted us for ages.

Its white petals are covered with dew,

its jade green leaves spread out over the pond, 33 more words


Zen - The Soirée

photo ©Michael Kenna. Bamboo and Tree, Qingkou Village, Yunnan, China, 2013.

Are you being challenged and are you enjoying the new theme:”Zen?”  I have been loving, studying, reading and thinking about, and hating this theme.   106 more words

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