I had a diagnosis of stage four Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2002. I got in a panic about several areas of my life that needed addressing. So as soon as I well enough after the chemo rounds were done I started painting. I joined the Scarborough Artist’s Group. I also took probationary monks vows in the Soto Zen lineage.
this was one. “Opening to Openness, the four great vows”.
I don’t know where it is now. I am still practicing just about everything there is to practice about being a human being.
Walking Woman’s post about Doris McCarthy brought back this reminiscence at: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/1450339/posts/1210833758