Winter bareness –
Little birds seeking food
In the patch of green onion.
I do not remember when I first heard about the 88 Temple pilgrimage in Japan. For years, I harbored the thought of walking it myself as a very secret wish, secret even to myself. After a long incubation period, the dream finally becomes reality. At the end of February, beginning of March, I will start the over 800 mile long journey from temple to temple as an “ohenro”, as a pilgrim following the footsteps of Kukai, one of the most well known historic figures in Japan.
When a single feather and a thousand worlds
are equally this Space,
Who can say which contains which?
Who can find limits
to life’s richness?