You Enter the Sword

Brad LarsonNature, ShintaidoLeave a Comment

Part of my morning routine at Mann’s Pond — an exercise where you imagine you are entering the sword/staff, then the staff entering you (hoshi otoshi in Shintaido). In beautiful nature, you are entering the world, the world is entering you.

Almost Rumi

Brad LarsonHaiku, Image, NatureLeave a Comment

I couldn’t think of a haiku for this, but it would have had something to do with isolation and finding inspiration or longing in nature, with an eye toward the poetry of Rumi. It would have been good.