This is a link to a loving tribute and teaching by a senior teacher of our sangha, and good spiritual friend. I invite you to read and listen.
come and go,
their traces disappear –
yet they never
forget their path.
Great Master Dogen.
Verse recited by Rev. Valora at Grant’s memorial yesterday.
We’d planned to walk in this area, just never quite got there. Chilliwack Lake provincial park. Green Drop Lake Trail doesn’t get one up as high as say, Manning or Mt. Baker but trying out new trails is good. Seems to be a theme. A merit walk today, with offerings made to all beings, and of course, of course, of course- to Grant. It’s not the same. How could it be?
Rolling meadows of wildflowers- I’d wondered if they might be done for the summer. Lifts the heart. As the second anniversary comes nearer I’m drawn to walk the familiar well loved trails.
Merit for the young woman encountered on the trail- confused and intoxicated. (Reports filed, authorities aware. May all be well.)