Obama, Act II

//Obama, Act II

Obama, Act II

It sometimes seems like such a mad, mad world: economics, politics, athletics, entertainment, disease, birth, death, natural disaster, cruelty, war, love, distraction, waste, abundance…
My own life has all of that in varying doses, shifting unseen moment to moment. There may be laughter or tears or something in between, and then the opposite or something in between, without explanation.
A week ago today, my fellow Americans somehow managed to give Barack Obama more time to fulfill his hopes for a more humane world. Hallelujah. I truly wish him success. May he weather the difficulties and prevail in the face of unthinkable obstacles.
It’s like D. T. Suzuki says of the bodhisattva: « While in the midst of clouds and dust, infinitely variegated, the bodhisattva works with his head and face all covered with mud and ashes. »

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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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