Knowear is just beingyond

Along the Alameda Creek  levee somewhere between  Decoto Rd and Isherwood, actually  much closer to Decoto,  an over-the-fence glimpse at the tops of  someone’s  place,

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In Japan mountains and mountain villages are very  common  as is the water that runs down the mountains

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A country  home in Japan

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Some villages are in need of  repair, a poster announcing a town event for concerned citizens

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A first floor business  with living quarters above, not unusual in the city of Tokyo

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Akihabara  and some ad agency’s notion of kawaii

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Not much difference between the fake and real  kawaii . . .

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If you drive out I40  west from Albuquerque  about an hour you may  see a sign for Acoma, its  a very old village, perhaps the oldest known continuing town in the United States. The pueblo is built on a mesa, you can see it below . . . we were out driving nowhere the first time, you had to walk up, now there is paved road,  a bus, formal tours . .

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Some Acoma residents make wonderful pots

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Some of the wooden things in my house.

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And I went to San Francisco last Saturday, it was a beautiful day,  Next year the Sales Force building will open the observation floor, located  somewhere on the top, to the public.

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So if you got this far,  Personal Enlightenment or Bodhisattva? or  perhaps Bodhisattvas are just self righteous cowards, Daruma was clear on this, “Buddhas don’t do good, Buddhas don’t do bad.”

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