Meditation #2

Photo: Genie Nakano, 2.20.20, “Gohonzon”
Loving Kindness Meditation

Father and Mother
crescent moon smiles
no more fighting
in another phase

May I be well, 
happy, peaceful
may I be free from 
harm and suffering
may I always love


This is the cover of book I wrote–a collection of tanka, “StoryTeller”. The photo was taken by Ed Ito in 1978–then I transformed it into a litho. This was done back in the day when everything was done in the darkroom. I cut out the moon on paper, the dots are glitter and the stars were sticky stars. I played in the darkroom until the sun came up.
In a dark room, under a red light, I play all night. Black and white photography–magic in my hands.

The wind 
blowing through my hair 
there is so little time 
let's jump above the gust 
and dance with the wind.   
 Genie Nakano

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