So, chapters 4 and 5 are pretty much set.
Chapter 4 was pretty straightforward. Tell the story. Relive the story. Wonder at the story.
Turns out Chapter 5 is a heck of a lot more “Zen” than I expected. Turns out, what was really going on in my mind during that ride was not unlike what you experience while doing zazen — only this time on two wheels, going fast. In traffic. In France.
Should be interesting, to see what others have to say about it.
I can’t say I’m un-happy. Gives me something more to think about, as I finish up the week… and start thinking about the weekend.
After all, it is the first word in the name of this site.
I haven’t got much to say, actually. For me, it is about doing. Experiencing first-hand. Learning. And moving on.
Oh, and sitting.
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”
Zenrin Kushû (The Way of Zen 134, 222)