Just this moment

We’re heading out later this afternoon to attend our first silent Zen meditation retreat. Three days of quiet: no screens, no phones, no news, no music. Just time, nature, and breathing. I remember in my youth a friend mentioned they were going to do the same thing. Even the thought of it terrified me. What would I do with the time, how would I keep from going crazy? But now, I’m very much looking forward to it – three days of playing the presence game. I’ve been doing this kind of practice with my art for quite some time now – capturing the moment, that which is right in front of me. No narrative, no axe to grind, no point to make.


Avignon, France    9:24pm  June 6, 2014

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