—from the book FULL MOON FEAST….by Jessica prentice—–
Those animals which I use for riding and loading,
Which have been killed for me,
All those whose meat I have taken,
May they attain the state of Buddhahood very soon!
–Ladakhi prayer, translated from the Ladakhi—
the blood moon has passed, but I have been stitching it… it is on my mind….the season when enough meat for the long winter season has been preserved and put away to last until spring.
hunter moon and hunter
here is my hunter, he is out ready to stock up his freezer with a winter supply of……………
come on!!!! you know I’m a vegetarian and must give thanks to mother earth and her bounty of VEGETABLES!!!!!!!!!
progress on the moon quilt (formerly known as the ugly quilt)….. today I am stitching a snowflake to celebrate the snow moon…….
the amount of pleasure I get from just sitting and stitching is beyond measure……and making a quilt for myself and sharing the moon stories with my kids is amazing…..they are following along with me on the progress and with creative ideas…… and I hope to involve them with some of the stitching…..
small update on the kids……
Kayla and Kai both passed their end of the month swimming tests.
Kazu’s christmas card he made was chosen (2 from his class) to go on display in some department store gallery….. I can’t wait to see it!!!
Kayla and Kazu both passed their english proficiency tests and will continue working on improving their reading and comprehension skills to take the next level.
Kazu passed his karate test and is wearing a yellow belt now.
I am going into the city today for the city wide concert of 4th grade bands…. Kayla’s class is playing the theme song from RAIDER’S OF THE LOST ARK……Kayla is playing the organ…..
Yuki will be gone 3 days in Tokyo to attend some sort of convention that his school is sending him to attend…… so at home we’ll be enjoying simple dinners and lots of pizza!!!!