and yet…

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It’s Father’s Day and I’m thinking about my dad— how funny and smart and kind he was, how compassionate and mischievous and generous. I learned a great deal from him and the way he was able to harness his creativity in navigating the “sturm und drang” of life. I still miss him.

How synchronistic that today is also the haiku poet Kobayashi Issa’s (1763-1828) birthday:

XXXXXXThis world of dew
XXXXXXis only a world of dew –
XXXXXXand yet

 

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