I am stepping back a few weeks . . . back into the lovely fall landscape near the Smith College Botanical Gardens. You might enjoy a moment in this magical Japanese Garden. I will take a deep breath with you and relax into the awareness of time flowing by . . . most likely rushing at this busy holiday time. The water mirrors a peace within us that radiates out into the world. I hope you enjoy this quiet place and find a comfortable space of emptiness. I imagine your smile. When stepping to and from this simple hut, you may note the careful placement and choice of each stone step, the marriage of building to tree that fits so naturally. May the tranquility embrace your heart and offer a sense of lightness to your day. . . as you hurry away.