Crossing the Brook (MK23)

KOAN:

a. Slowly I cross a brook and extinguish its sound.

b. My lazy gaze follows the tracks of the flying birds.
(Freely I follow the tracks of the flying birds.)

– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 23 (Xuedou’s capping phrases to Yunmen’s Good Day, Blue Cliff Record, Case 6)

Misc December 17, 2017

Bird Disappearing Among Clouds

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Birds Disappearing Among Clouds,” 2008. Acrylic on birch panel with gold leaf, 36″ x 48″.