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Journey to the East: 20 July 2012

Ohio NEVER AGAIN   Hot this morning, long before sunrise All my bones ache and Rilke’s ghost Titters in the closet, Frailing His clanky lyre. The summer grasshopper plague May now be over.   -Philip Whalen We’re finally on our own This day dawned drizzly, grey and cool – it was like the PNW in later October. Though of course already warmer at 8 am then those days would ever get. However I found this…

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Journey to the East: 19 July 2012

George Rickey, Twenty-Four Lines, 1968 How Zen Masters Are Like Mature Herring   So few become full grown And how necessary all the others;     Gifts to the food chain     feeding another universe.   These big ones feed sharks.   -Gary Snyder Fast moves in Fort Wayne This was the second of the short days that I partially spent with my parents in Fort Wayne. We did a combo of resupplying for the tour and activities…

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Journey to the East: 18 July 2012

metal giants stride across the cornfields dealing electricity with both hands When Giants roamed the earth My night at Kil-So-Quah was pretty rough as the temperatures stayed pretty much in the 80s until near dawn. I also kept being disturbed by a little raccoon that kept going for my food bag. I’d put a lock on the zipper after a raccoon had gotten a previous food bag so it wasn’t able to get in, but…

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Journey to the East: 17 July 2012

on Salamonie River Dam The nature of the Mind when understood, No human speech can compass or disclose. Enlightenment is naught to be attained, And he that gains it does not say he knows. -Bodhidharma Don’t pass me by This was one of these days that had a bit of about everything. Right as I rode away from Lake Fletcher my rear shifter cable broke. I’d been expecting this as it was badly frayed at…

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Journey to the East: 16 July 2012

Sunset over Lake Fletcher No matter what, you are lonely, my shadow: I move it to see   -Hōsai Ozaki Chasing shadows The temperatures have been rising and this day was clear and blue and would get to the upper 90s (f). Riding away from Iroquois, back among the fields, I soon crossed the border into Indiana – no sign to indicate my crossing, just the road number changed. Little else changed though, it was…

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