Reverb 2012: What unexpected moment, person or experience surprised you and touched you deeply this year?
What didn't touch me this year? So many full and beautiful moments, I can't even count them. What an amazing surprise. Of course, there were painful moments. But in their own sharp way, they were beautiful too. I wouldn't take a second back.
Here are a just a few moments from 2012 that touched me deeply this year:
My Mema, turning 100.
Waking up in a small cozy room at the San Francisco Zen Center and hearing the morning chanting through the half-opened window.
Being surprised by a snake, getting caught in a mountain thunderstorm and seeing a double rainbow while in Boulder, Colorado for the Buddhist Geeks conference.
Seeing my friend Suzy twice in one year!
Ice cream at Lick. All summer. And in December.
Walking on the beach with my sister in Port Aransas, Texas.
Receiving the Buddhist Precepts in the Jukai Ceremony at Austin Zen Center (photo by Jori Taylor).
What moment(s), person or experience surprised you and touched you deeply this year?