Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Structures of silence

Enclosures aren't always physical. How do we enclose silence with a set schedule? Is silence easier in the morning? At night? While eating?

The adventures of the crew are here

Photo is of a Jizo image, nearly enfolded by a cypress tree trunk in the graveyard at Koyasan.

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I've come to know is that silence is an inside job. I can cultivate it, enclose it, and practice it no matter what else is going on outside.

    I learned this working with a group of women over the course of about 12 years.

    Then, at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit I see this principle manifested in bricks and mortar.

    No matter what cacophony is going on out in the world, the Monastery is keeping silence. In whatever corner of it's enclosed (and even public spaces) that it can.

    I absolutely LOVE this photo!!