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Japanese gardens and the pilgrim’s path.

There is a subtle beauty in everything, unasking of our attention but wholly deserving of it. The deep joy of appreciation can only be found by eyes that see, and so the cultivation of eyes that clearly see is critical. If we can find a place of calm in the mind – beyond stories, distractions, and thought – we can drop into the simple experience of what is and begin to see clearly.

I’m about to embark on pilgrimage to Japan. This is the third time I’ve planned this trip (once …

The road to California – Part 5: Coast.

(continued from Part 4: Land of the Giants)

Winnipeg, the starting point for this whole journey, is located at almost the exact center of North America – pretty much as far from any ocean as you can get.  At this point in the trip, to roll over yet another hill and see the endless blue horizon stretch out across the sky was quite the milestone.  Crossing California’s dry interior, we reached the refreshing sea air just a bit north of Los Angeles.  Here, at a crossroads…

5 comments
  • Britt WDecember 2, 2014 - 10:26 am

    We went to the same pub on haight! So good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Donnell DacillioDecember 2, 2014 - 10:28 am

    gorgeous postReplyCancel

  • Kay Eight-EnnDecember 2, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Sweet life, David! Maybe you want to make a guest appearance as a computer science teacher with that history of yours, and I’ll head out west to take some pictures? Just a little tradesies for a bit?ReplyCancel

  • DavidDecember 4, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    I may be in that place before you know it Kay! I’m actually dabbling in some education education right now. And no, that’s not a typo.ReplyCancel

  • Dave BensonDecember 6, 2014 - 6:37 am

    This journey is most definitely on my bucket list… Thanks for the added incentive… and since I did that education thing first… I now have time for the photo-life…ReplyCancel