Sayonara 2007…

December 22, 2007 | Filed Under Uncategorized | 4 Comments 

Staying at a machiya in the middle of Gion, Kyoto for two weeks from today – Mount Ibuki and Odaigahara are on the list of climbs while I’m down here…

The gods either have power or they have not. If they have not, why pray to them? If they have, then instead of praying to be granted or spared such-and-such a thing, why not rather pray to be delivered from dreading it, or lusting for it, or grieving over it?

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (Chapter 9, verse 40)