A monk asked Master Sho of Kokei, “When things come from the four
directions and eight dimensions, what then?”
Sho said, “Hit the Middle”
The monk immediately bowed.
We have now come to a turning point in what feels to be a long long fade — a kind of toboggan slide downward— as my mom continues to lose her bearings and now, according to the staff around her, needs to be placed in another facility with full time nursing care around her. I can recall my mom standing on one leg in the kitchen years ago drinking bancha tea.