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First Snow of 2013

20 Jan

As some areas of the United States experience the first snowfall of 2013, I offer the following from the poet Basho for your pleasure and contemplation.

New year’s first snow . . . Ah
Just barely enough to tilt
The daffodil.

snow daffodil

Please feel free to experience this gentle snow by going into the snow and performing Sanchin Kata, or another Kata of your choosing, perhaps you may find inspiration in the following videos:

1. Historical retrospective of Wansu Kata, featuring Sensei John in the snow, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzFyFa9cM5Q

2. Historical retrospective of Gekisai Kata, featuring Sensei John in the snow, link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH4E_4_2U08

Until the next submission, I remain barely tilted in the snow,


Sensei John Szmitkowski

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For more on either Sanchin Kata as meditation or my new book on Sanchin Kata, please feel free to visit the “Sanchin Book” page of this weblog, or my website WWW.Dynamic-Meditation.Com.

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