This past week, while Santikaro was away teaching in the Chicago area, weather threatened a thaw but temperatures only flirted with the transition point more than seriously crossing it. So not much snow melted; it just got a bit soggy or icy as temperatures went up and down.
Until today, when it really warmed up and rained. Still, there’s plenty of snow left on the ground and the rain will be turning to snow, just to freshen things up.
Despite colds, runny noses, and swollen sinuses we’re happy to be here. Sure beats earthquakes and having to be rescued by with the help of the militaries of (former?) colonial powers.
The behavior of human beings and our suffering remains a powerful koan, concerning both our own suffering and the roles we play in fostering the suffering of others.