Hello and thank you very much for reading.
Recently, I have been feeling a strong urge to rest down – I have been enjoying bicycling, reading and spending time with a new arrival – “Uma,” a feline friend. I am still kind of active in the local Buddhist Sangha but I’m feeling a deep need to discover quiet spaces. This could be because of what I have coming up – twelve days of Buddhist teachings at the Tibetan Meditation Center, then home for a few days before the Tibetan Summer Language Intensive starts. I’m excited about that – two years worth of Tibetan language in two months. Whoa! Thank goodness I already have a little Tibetan (Bod Skad) under my belt. As a result however, I suspect I might have a quiet couple of months – June and July – where it will be challenging for me to post much. I am working on some drafts at present, but if you don’t hear from me soon, I wish you a happy, fruitful and inner coolness filled summer!
On a recent bike adventure, I sat and took a break across from a little country cemetery. This macabre poem arose:
I stand, a sentinel, against
sky vast and open, azure
gazing out across lonely graves
voluptuous muscle cars vroom by
a steady stream of bikers buzz across my view
one sees me, stops
another day; here I am
guarding worms and maggots
I, refuge for flesh eater and corpse alike