Growing more

Thursday, July 15, 2010

When J and I leave my  husband at home for a duo-adventure, he often asks "Where'd Pop go?" I pick him up from school, and he asks "where'd teacher go?"

I love this koan, but I don't think I ever read it to J.:

Wild Ducks
As the great master Baso was walking along with Hyakujo, they saw wild ducks fly past. The great master said, "What is that?"

Hyakujo said, "Wild ducks."

The great master said, "Where have they gone?"

Hyakujo said, "Flown away."

The great master then grabbed Hyakujo’s nose and twisted it. Hyakujo cried out in pain. The great master said, "When was this ‘flown away’?"

1 comment:

Debbie W said...

What a cute expression ~ love the shoes! :)

My moment ~ the most curious bird.