I apologize for not acknowledging them sooner. I was so overwhelmed at the last, that I lost track of blogging life. Thank you all, especially Tomoko, who has been ill. I was so sorry to learn that you had not been well, I hope you are feeling much better.
Now that I am here I step back in time a bite. I have no car, no TV, no dishwasher or microwave, & no computer or access to the Internet . I ride my bike 8 k to the next town to use the wifi in a cafe. So I will not be able to follow your blogs as closely & my posting will be even more sporadic than usual. My thanks & apologies in advance.
Although, I lack many modern convenances, I am taking life slower & taking the time to smell the flowers, as they say. I am replacing fast paced rituals with simpler ones. Slowly, I am finding the simple pleasure of each morning sweeping the rose petals from my front walkway, to be as meaning full as my more modern rituals left behind.