It's been a while since I've had jet lag this bad. Mutsumi's got it, too. We put our heads down at around 23:00, woke up at 01:00, rolled around in our futons until about 04:30, then got up, made tea, and watched Baraka, a wonderful film for jet lag - no story, just beautiful scenery and serene music. Then it was time for breakfast and Mutsumi was off to the office. I've been at home cleaning up old messes, like piles of cds and stacks of old bills, credit card statements, and investment summaries. Haven't yet slept a wink, though I have had to lay down a couple of times. I feel about like this jellyfish looks.
These photos were shot at our visit to the Atlanta Aquarium last Monday.
"When you don't have obsessions, when you don't have hang ups, when you don't have inhibitions, when you are not afraid that you will be breaking certain rules, when you are not afraid that you will not fulfill somebody's expectations - what more enlightenment do you want?" - Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Thangka Artist: Ngakma Pema Zangmo
Artist: Anya Langmead
Thangka Artist: Sashi Kumar
About the Author
In search of a new path, a 40-something with no previous art training heads to Kathmandu to study thangka at a Tibetan art school. Along the way he meets people, reads books, meditates, and writes about it here. Started in 2007, this chapter closes in 2009 when the author takes a teaching assignment in the UAE.
My Shikoku Pilgrimage Blog
Beginning is End
The end of building is ruin. The end of meeting is parting. The end of accumulation is dispersal. The end of birth is death. - Ken McLeod
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain