This was the view before I went down to zazen at five this morning.
Last year at this time I was in England, and while I don't think I was up early enough on that occasion, I love that it starts getting light before four, and I was certainly appreciating the evening light that lingered until around ten.
|Taken at around nine pm on this day last year|
I set up everything during zazen, trying to make sure there was the requisite amount of symmetry, and afterwards I took it all down again - unusually all the residents disappeared to dinner without offering to help, and only the somewhat captive non-resident doanryo, Karissa and Roger, pitched in. Happily Gretchen has consented to resuming her former position - I look forward to seeing an update, and to having her help.
|Roger and Karissa after the ceremony|
Chris and Vivian, replete with a sumptuous box of chocolates which I am going to attempt not to finish tonight...