Written on November 20, 2010.
Today was an especially rainy day here in Tassajara. Early in the morning a silver cape of clouds shrouded the sky and soon enough raindrops started coming down in determined, rhythmic waves. It got quite cold and my body could not decide whether to revel in the dreamy mystery of winter or to curl up in bed. Stepping out of the zendo early in the morning, I felt icy shivers up and down my spine and wondered, was it really that cold or was I experiencing flu symptoms?