Silent night

//Silent night

Silent night

It’s a silent night.
After all the giving and getting, the expectations and preparations, the obligations, inspirations, connections, separations, exaggerations, what is left tonight of Christmas?
Who gave, and what was given? Who received it?
Christ stood on the Mount of Olives not long before his death and wept as he overlooked the teeming city, exclaiming, « Poor Jerusalem, poor Jerusalem! »
The teeming goes on still.
How do you stop the distant teeming? the Zen master asks.

By | 2015-10-02T14:47:35+01:00 décembre 26th, 2008|Textes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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