A wise person reminded me the other day that my real retreat was just about to start, now when I am leaving for my home country, to see the family who had until now been spared by death and desease. To practise in the best way I can. Hopefully to find the courage to be myself.
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It will not be simple, it will not be long
it will take little time, it will take all your thought
it will take all your heart, it will take all your breath
it will be short, it will not be simple…
(Adrienne Rich, “Final Notations”)