Friday, June 25, 2010

Paths from the Foot of the Mountain

Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain,
but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.
~Ikkyu, Zen monk

Of Note: This thought has been expressed in many different languages throughout the ages. It leads to the conclusion that judgment should be left at the foot of the mountain as we all trudge up the path together. Think how much easier the progress would be if we KNEW that we were a connected chain moving in the same direction. As it stands, we do not. Thus, the going is far more rough than necessary.

Today's Weather Report: More rain except today we are under a severe weather alert. That's when the map shows reds, oranges and yellows. At this time of year a prognosis like that could mean tornadoes, though tornadoes generally are spawned from hot temperatures, which we have not had. No one is complaining about temps in the seventies Fahrenheit. The seeds planted in the garden six weeks ago are just starting to poke their heads out of the ground, though the old perennials are lush and have been for weeks. Some one in town said we have had a foot of rain this month. That is a little hard to believe. Watch for an eclipse Sunday morning on the day following the full moon of Cancer. It is predicted to be spectacular right before sunrise.