|contemporary Japanese woodcut from the Rhode Island School of Design Museum|
...Dew in the moonlight, a river of stars,
Clouds enveloping the peak.
In darkness it is most bright,
While hidden all the more manifest.
The crane dreams in the wintery mists...
Thinking of Hongzhi today, the day after James Ford's farewell party, as a group of Boundless Way Zen Teachers prepare to head off to the Western Dharma Teachers conference at the Omega Institute. The rain continues to fall, and people come and go, heading in all directions.