This was the first great week I've had in many moons! I feel very grateful and appreciative and am trying to enjoy the joy. In fact, one of the good things that happened last week was an email starting with "joyful news." So joy is definitely a theme this week. Our prompt even used the word "wondrous" which you don't hear very often but it's a world I've loved since I first saw it as the title of one of Sonny & Cher's albums from the 1960s.
The Prompt: Joy
Again this week's prompt comes from the Zen by the Brush book by Myoshi Nancy O'Hara.
"The wind has settled, the blossoms have fallen;
Birds sing, the mountains grow dark--
This is the wondrous power of Buddhism."
And again, first task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
...inspired by the drawing.
Steam rising on oats.
Birds appear to consider
from far, far away.
In the place I live now there's a big trumpet vine along the wall out of the dining room window. So many birds are coming right now and while I eat breakfast, their big shadows startle me sometimes. I sat there every morning last week trying to settle into new patterns with a new job back at ICANN.org.
Now you take a go at it.