Walking to the bus-stop in Abbotsbury, these golden road-markings really caught my attention. Hovering on the kerb, i kept out of the way of traffic on the narrow street. i had to hurry, or miss the 3.45pm X53 bus back to Weymouth. i needn't have worried - it never came. Instead i spent 2 hours, waiting for the next bus, talking to Terry and Joe from Arkansas, in the light rainfall. The 3 of us were baby-boomers, and i guess about the same age give-or-take a couple of years. It turned into a conversation of synchronicities.Eg...i mentioned my younger brother Robin, lives in Braintree, and Joe said he lived there when he was 8 years old. He also lived in Madison, Wisconsin, and i had connection with old amigo Michael Tarachow of Pentagram Press from there. Terry told me she was exhibiting photographer - her speciality being "on the road" photos, like mine...she loved those i'd just taken, above. And there was the yoga, the poetry etc., etc.,...We talked away the 2 hours until the next bus arrived, spot on time. Counting down the last minutes before 5.46pm, we recalled the old hitch-hikers mantra..."Faith in the Road." i even tried the Woodstock chant on this cold afternoon..."NO RAIN, NO RAIN, NO RAIN...."
1. winter's pale notes occupy my contemplations 2. tranquil moments caressed with kindness 3. silence no conversations express the mystery 4. reverie allows daydream in clear light 5. eyes beckon lips imprint a smile 6. primitive hands put together kindness savoured 7. possessed by beauty complete beatitude 8. morning light it hurts to look ******* 31st December 2011/2nd April 2013 Golden GOJI Hermitage *******
Ruminating on Ryokan or the Great Matter Boiling a kettle but not for tea Apples growing outside my window It's so good to be writing to you again Tell me about the Three Wheels Temple Tell me where you are. * June 1999/April 2013. *
(1) W/OUT WORDS SMALL LIGHTS LEAD THE WAY (2) QUIET STEPS IMMENSE INTERVALS ON STAIRS (3) SPRING NIGHT CONSIDERING BIRDSONG & RAIN (4) MOMENT BY MOMENT EXCURSIONS INTO THE NIGHT SKY (5) HERMIT DAYDREAMS NOT LOOKING NOT LISTENING (6) ONLY GOD COULD STOP THESE THOUGHTS STOP THIS MUSIC * (Golden GOJI Hermitage / APRIL 2012/APRIL 2013 *