Friday, January 4, 2013

No place to go

It was my first sesshin and, before the first day was over, I was convinced I couldn't make it. My husband’s turn for dokusan came that afternoon. He asked Suzuki Roshi to see me instead.

“This is all a mistake," I told Roshi. "I can't do this; I just came to be with my husband."

“There is no mistake," he insisted. “You may leave, of course, but there's no place to go."

Fran Tribe (RIP), Tassajara, 1967
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