Top of the West Allen valley looking towards Coalclough
Man sees off the old year
and welcomes the new year,
marking the demarcation by himself.
In the same playful manner
man takes off the mask of delusion
and puts on the mask of realization.
Such a make-believe is not agreeable to this monk,
he enjoys eternity in his limitless hut,
as he does not wear any kind of mask.
Every day is new and happy to him.
January 1st, 1957 – Nyogen Senzaki
A New Year
what to say.
Seeing you, within the limitless hut!