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Friday, January 15, 2021

Mel Weitsman's Brushwork


Mel did this calligraphy for me during the Winter 2005 practice period he led when I was his jisha. I was living in the Bird House and I had him up for tea. My Chinese sign is the Fire Horse, and he added Bird Path. Which is traceless, I remember him saying. 

I never realized till now that I think he gave me this dharma name: Fire Horse Bird Path.  

I have kept this calligraphy up in the many places I've lived since 2005; it's right here next to my bed. And this is the first time I'm really seeing it, all of it. Thank you for helping me to see it by being a place I can share something. - Joan Amaral