Thursday, June 04, 2009

Down and then Up

For the first time in a long time, I went to bed at a reasonable hour, about 11:30. I went right to sleep but woke up at 1:30 and could not go back to sleep. I got up and, looking out the window, was surprised by how lit up the sky is.

I find myself being comforted more and more by thoughts of Basho growing old, setting out on spiritual adventures, and writing haiku.

This may be my last entry for a while, as Allen and I have our own adventure to take.

Be well.

Long having wander'd since, round the earth having wander'd,
Now I face home again, very pleas'd and joyous,
(But where is what I started for so long ago?
And why is it yet unfound?)
--Walt Whitman

1 comment:

emmapeelDallas said...

Have a wonderful journey.

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