Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Friday, January 26, 2007

Cardinal at my Window

I live in Michigan. It's snowing.

My office is on the second floor of our building, an the treetops come up to the level of my windows.

Sitting outside is a cardinal, just sitting; watching. For myself, I could sit and watch him all day.


mado no soto wa koukanchou ni matte imasu.
yuki futte arimasu.
jimujo no uchi wa mite imasu...

A cardinal waits outside the window.
Snow is falling.
Inside my office, I watch...


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Rick Matz said...

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