“Every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” -Charles Dickens-

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


The Wind Has Settled
by Taigu Ryokan
The wind has settled, the blossoms have fallen;
Birds sing, the mountains grow dark --
This is the wondrous power of Buddhism. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


"Wild violets are often associated with the Greek myth of Persephone, for she was out in the fields gathering the flowers when Hades abducted her into the Underworld; they are flowers of change, transition, transformation, and the cycle of death-and-rebirth." 
see http://www.terriwindling.com/blog/2016/04/wildflowers.html