It felt right to walk down the east river trail like any old day and see what I could see. A sow was in a grassy pasture with around 20 piglets; a hen scratched the dirt and pecked. And suddenly there were five digets in the count, as quiet and unexpectedly unremarkable as traveling across a border on a night train.
But really, how could I resist the mama finally breaking free of the piglets and grabbing a little rest in the mud pond?
And the wooly lambs are getting close to growing up. As Shiko Munakato says: The mind goes and the tool walks alone.
So I will take a little vacation from posting, but I'll be back in a couple of weeks. Thanks for all your heartening encouragement and cheer-leading these past four years! I can't stop drawing, and numbering is interesting. Tonight a good friend gave me a party, and I spread out all 44 books for people to look through. Now I want to sit with them and see which seeds they contain, which directions they point to.