Janine Ibbotson

Zen Enso Circle Art and Practice Blog

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The Staff of an Ancient

©Janine Ibbotson, "Cosmic Life Cloud," watercolor on rice paper with Green Pearl seal, 2018.

©Janine Ibbotson, "Cosmic Life Cloud," watercolor on rice paper with Green Pearl seal, 2018.

I leaned on the staff of an ancient, who it is said, entered into nothingness under the midnight moon.
— Matsuo Basho and David Landis Barnhill, Basho’s Journey, Journal of Bleached Bones in a Field