was a disappointment...the temple was nice, but the hostel was
closed....the priest spoke broken English and told me to leave...he
was an asshole and it was a pity....
zen allows assholes to be assholes..
A beautiful vista awaited me this morning...after breakfast,
I walked up the mountain. Cool turquois streams bubbled and
flowed gently towards the flat-lands...explosions of orange,
yellow, and brown erupted amid the tall green
forests that clinged to the mountains....I knew I was in the
walked up to the temple and was impressed by its grandeur. Terrifying
red monsters greeted me at the entrance....how appropriate!
buddahs sat sprinkled in a corner of the temple courtyard....a
huge bell stood nearby....I was day-dreaming....thinking about
the little uniformed school-girl sneaking a smoke on the train