“We are all going to die. Knowing one another is very precious. At the moment of death, the only thing that really matters is the condition of your heart.” […]Read More
Get Cancer. Don’t reveal to the public that you have cancer. While going through Chemo/contemplating your death, throw your creative energy into making a unbelievably amazing album. Release said record album to the public on your birthday. Die two days later. Well played, sir. The world will greatly miss you. Photo credit: By AVRO (Beeld […]Read More How to die (if you are David Bowie).
Today’s photo blog post is a tribute to my husband’s uncle, Tom Martin. He passed away last night after a battle with cancer. When I heard the news I thought about this photo I took two years ago. Cherry blossoms represent the fleeting, yet beautiful, nature of life itself. They are beautiful but we only […]Read More Impermanace
My dear friend lost her zen teacher last week, suddenly of a heart attack. Not only is this a great loss for her (which in and of itself makes my heart break for her) this is a great loss to my sangha. He was the co-abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center, which is the “mother […]Read More My favorite moment from yesterday
The first time I heard this song was in October of 2007. I’d heard the news that my step-brother was found hanging from a tree, alone in the wilderness of Idaho that morning. I wasn’t particularly close to my step-brother but, still, the news cut deep. I was living in Spokane at the time and […]Read More Pioneer to the falls