It has been a minute since I have sat down and focused on a post. I just needed a cool out and to start refocusing my thoughts. Sometimes I have to make the time to step away and look at what I have been doing. This is one of those moments.
Today as I was passing under the temple’s gate I looked up at the new year’s decorations. Tied on with bits of string was a piece of calligraphy with one brushed character 「天」,heaven. I gazed up at the aged wood, the ceiling was plastered with bits of paper each with someone’s name. The textures, the moment, the atmosphere spoke to me.
As soon as I clicked the shutter I knew that this was for my father. Today is his 71 earth day. He is the one who taught me to look to the heavens for guidance and sustenance. My father Lazer ben Yahkov ,aka Leslie Schere, taught me well, and for that I am forever thankful.
This is for you!
With lots of love from me and the whole Yoshino side of the family.