Sunday, July 25, 2010

to my great teacher ~

whose dying taught me that:

to be
is a


~Abraham Joshua Heschel

This morning I am reading a book by Natalie Goldberg titled, Long Quiet Highway, in which she writes of the death of her beloved teacher, Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and I remember that today would have been my dad's 70th birthday. This morning in my quiet house, in my particular cosmos, the rain falling outside, this coincidence comes as a gift.

Monday, July 19, 2010

beloved child ~

My beloved child, break your heart no longer.
Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.

~ Swami Kripalu

Monday, July 5, 2010

the lovely eiders ~

I went out a little earlier for my walk this morning. What a beautiful morning it was. The waters were so still, the sun already warm. The eider ducks drew me in with their peaceful morning floating. The group below has two little chicks which they surround and protect.

Further on I came across these two groups who swam towards one another

and then joined together.

Some males got into the mix. I think they are all young ones as you can see their feathers are still coming through.

Thursday, July 1, 2010