Sunday, April 20, 2008

the owl I saw



when I was on the way to a delicious brunch at the Sierra del Rio (I think that's the name). The owl looks like it already had lunch.

Monday, April 7, 2008

hospital flowers

People's paths come together all too briefly when sharing friendship, but that makes those times no less valuable. We must take advantage of support and sharing in a mutually beneficial way. Whenever we take from another, we should try to give back something. This is fundamental. No one should lean on another person, or expect another to carry them a long distance down the road. Friends should walk side by side for as long as their journey carries them, without becoming dependent on one another.
There should be no obligation. If I can help someone do something,then I should do so without any hesitation or expectation of reward or debt. If there is something that I need to learn and my companion can show it to me, then I should accept it in humility.
Parting is inherent in all meeting. Nothing lasts forever.Transience is what gives life poignancy. Every person is responsible for himself or herself. There is no road to walk but your own.
enough good
good enough

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bare trees at Sand Creek

We part at the crossroads,
You leave with your joys and problems,I with mine.
Alone, I look down the road.
Each one must walk one's own path.

Friday, April 4, 2008

zia of light

No matter how much is going on outside of oneself, one still reaffirms what is in one's heart, taking comfort in the regular pulse.What works in the shelter of home or temple works everywhere. Only when we know such constancy will we know that our quest is succeeding.
first night icu
he spotted it first
amazing how aware he always is of the visual

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Daily Tao

When the sun begins its new pattern, spring follows.
The air warms, and the world rejoices.
A new breath comes over all things, and even the trembling leaves are attuned to the vernal rhythm.
Turn your face to the sun, as flowers know how to do.