Monday, May 01, 2006


Matsuri (festival), Sawara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Oct. 12, 1996, by Michael

Coming back
to beginner's mind,
casting off
these jaded views,
seeing anew
with the eyes of a child,
just a footstep away
I hop off this treadmill.


Lone Wolf said...

I really like this poem Michael. How are you? Life is treating me well despite it's teeth.

Michael said...

Hi Lone Wolf,

Good to hear from you. I'm feeling OK, glad you are, too.

Patry Francis said...

I know that treadmill well.

Thanks for this lovely reminder.

(My word verification was tryfu. sounds like a new martial art.)

Michael said...

Thanks, Patry. One day I hope to take that step. It'll be the easiest and most difficult thing I've ever done.

Phats said...

Aww that kid is so cute. and I am usually freaked out by kids

So how are you michael, sorry I took a break :) Health doing good?

Michael said...

Hi Phats,

Welcome back! I'm OK, hope you are, too. I have a blood test coming up, which always rattles me. But so far, so good.

That Was Zen This Is Tao said...

Gorgeous shot, and I enjoyed the poem. I recently attended Brooklyn's sakura matsuri, and I'll be posting photos soon.

Michael said...

Thanks, An. I look forward to seeing your photos. I went to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens sakura matsuri some years ago and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing your photos!

g said...

Nice shot! I like the eyes, the hand, the out of focus people making the background.

Michael said...

Thanks, g.