LEGO Hermitage

Lego Kuti

A while ago I played LEGO with my son. He built a house and I took a chance and finally came up with my very own monk-hermitage in the forest. Who says a father and householder can’t have his own hermitage?

Then my son looked up and decided it’s a bus stop… Ah, well…

Moon at my window


The thief left it behind:

the moon

at my window.

ぬすっとに とりのこされし まどのつき
nusutto ni  torinokosareshi  madonotsuki


[Haiku by Ryokan Taigu, an eccentric Sōtō Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit. Written after a thief robbed his hut, as translated in Mitchell, Stephen, editor. The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry. Harper Perennial, 1993. Taken from the Wikipedia article on Ryokan Taigu.]