Telling the tale

//Telling the tale

Telling the tale

Tonight a new month suddenly looks like a wonderful opportunity to « settle down » after a crazy, scattered September: What have I been doing all these days and weeks? All and nothing. I can’t even remember the beginning of it all…
Bits and pieces of the day come to mind, a work day of reading and editing and pulling various pieces together to make a collection of news items that tell only the surface of the tale of the world for readers whom I will never know.
Also recall: Yesterday there was another kind of « work, » another tale of the world, introducing the practice of meditation in less than an hour to a group of newcomers at the center where we sit on Friday nights. The door was open, anyone could come in and sit down. A few did, attentive, eager, all sitting facing me.
What could I say? How could I use words to tell them that nothing is « outside » of « meditation, » nothing is « beyond » or to be discarded or obtained?
Among the words, we sat and we breathed, telling the tale. Then I rang the bell.

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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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