About the photo: In April my drive to work changed, and on one particular strip of road I am always awed by the way the morning sun highlights in variegated tones the depths and layers of the rolling hilltops that make up the terrain right in my geographic back yard.  I look forward to this stretch of road, it seems to supply me with exactly what I need for the rest of the day ahead.  The words are those of the Zen Master whom is recovering from a brain hemorrhage; his words and teachings have healed, influenced, touched, transformed and enlightened the lives of so many. May we live a bit more consciously, a bit more mindfully, a bit more peacefully, in his honor.  

 © Houseman 2013