The Mountains Are Calling

Summer and the Recovery Moon

Yamabushi monk

Not sure exactly what’s going on here. They mention Shugendo. It’s a fourteen hundred year old tradition that has esoteric Buddhism, Taoism, and Shinto roots. They refer to themselves as Yamabushi, those who prostrate themselves on the mountain.

Master Hashino

It seems like they’re dedicated to reducing the distance between humans and mother earth. Or, perhaps better, creating awareness of that already existing intimacy, now obfuscated by so much.

Fellow travelers with me, I think.

And on the 5th day

Summer Solstice and the Recovery Moon

Day 5 in the rearview. Started radiation the day after Father’s Day, completed 1/7th of it on the Summer Solstice. Will end on August 6th, the anniversary of Hiroshima and Raeone’s birthday. The elk showed up to get me started on the path. Wonder what will happen over the next six weeks.

Listened to Izzy today. Dreaming of Old Hawai’i as the Cancer Predator wove its radioactive cloth around this reemergence. Slowly, slowly, slowly. One fraction at a time.

It remains creepy, a bit disturbing to have this mechanical behemoth dart and shift around my body clicking, clicking, clicking. Then, silence. Said good-bye to Nicky and Kim. See you Monday.