Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Intimacy


The Buddhist priest described how he saw Zen as intimacy, being close to all as the body is to the robe. He said that intimacy is listening and not judging... and not fixing.

A few minutes later I was racing to the airport in an avalanche of rain to see my new grandson in Philadelphia. I asked my daughter (Dr. Educator) how I should approach his older brother (almost 3). She said just watch what he does and do what he does. If he's playing with stamps don't teach him to spell his name.

Just be there, DAD!

2 comments:

John Andrew Grimes said...

Is Jasper Emile the new child's name? Very Creative, if so......

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Joshua is just getting back at you for chastising him at the airport about 20 years ago. H.