Tom

I have done very little since mid January.  My father in law has been in declining health which worsened at the end of January.  Since then, together with my partner, I have been caring for, watching over, praying for, and now grieving for my father in law.

Tom died last Sunday.  I miss him, he was a good man.  This is for Tom:

This Body is Not Me by Thich Nhat Hanh

This body is not me

I am not limited by this body.

I am life without boundaries.

I have never been born,

and I have never died.

Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, manifestations from my wondrous true mind.

Since before time, I have been free.

Birth and death are only doors through which we pass, sacred thresholds on our journey.

Birth and death are a game of hide- and seek.

So laugh with me,

hold my hand,

let us say good-bye,

say good-bye, to meet again soon.

We meet today.

We will meet again tomorrow.

We will meet at the source every moment.

We meet each other in all forms of life.

~By Thich Nhat Hanh, Chanting and Recitations from Plum Village. Page 188.

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