Make It Clear

"Make It Clear" number 25 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

Koans are not metaphors. They to be made clear through zazen.

Venus headed towards eclipse

Rare treat this morning. I watched Venus slip behind the crescent moon. I got this photo then while processing it for you, Venus got closer and closer till they touched and then both slipped behind the cloud. The cloud you see here in front of the moon got progressively thicker till it completely obscured the pair of celestial bodies. Rare indeed.

This life is a precious opportunity.