Sunday, September 29, 2013
The streams finally poured through a gate and I'm back to juggling just one moment at a time. I'm in Kyoto, where I got up at 5:00 am, walked up to Choin-in up the hill from where we are staying for morning services. It was a rich sound scape, the thunk as we kept the beat for the procession on gourds, the chant, the bells, the sharp clack-clack of the wood blocks, the chirping of the nightingale floor as we moved from one space to another, the ravens cawing in the pre-dawn stillness — and the roar of the motorcycle patrolling the grounds.
If you dress in the dark, you risk putting your shirt on inside out. Something I didn't notice until it was too late to correct! These bells are for praying for peace for children all over the world, which we did this morning. The top is on inside out, but I don't think you can tell!
Posted by Michelle at 6:34 PM