Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Long Island City, Queens, July 2007
Photos of flowers are so easy...but something about the sunlit pink against the black background was especially nice.
I'm off on my Zen retreat in just four days! I feel a combination of excitement (at the prospect of embarking on a long, intense period of practice) and dread (also at the prospect of embarking on a long, intense period of practice). This is a typical feeling for me just before a retreat -- as much as I love it, all the sitting can be difficult and uncomfortable. Funny how I can love something that, at least in the immediate sense, is not always especially pleasant.