Catrien Ross on Fire and Snow Meditation in a Japanese Minka

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - 3 Comments

A morning walk in the garden reveals the witch hazel’s celebration.

Red ribbons in the February snow.

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Meantime, deep inside this 300-year-old minka in the mountains …


The stone hearth warms.

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Fire and Snow Meditation in a Japanese Minka

Beneath the snow

A redness of rejoicing.

In the stone’s enfolding

An inner fire’s glow.

Catrien Ross, February 2, 2010

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3 Responses to “Catrien Ross on Fire and Snow Meditation in a Japanese Minka”

  1. Barbara says:

    Reminds me of the Camus quote: In the midst of winter, I found within myself an unvincible summer. One of my all-time favorites. Lovely photos and poem to warm a midwinter day.

  2. Barbara says:

    It should be INvincible. Sumimasen.

  3. Catrien Ross says:

    Hello, Barbara, thank you for visiting and your reminder of the Camus quote. I have not thought of those words in a long, long time. I, too, have always loved them. Now, to rediscover that invincible summer within the depths of my own winter. Thank you so much.

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