In the longing that starts one on the way of Zen is a kind of homesickness —
— Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard
(* Natsukashii: important concept in Japanese, containing feelings of nostalgia, longing, missing, wishing for, homesickness. Another important Japanese concept is Shadow. Over on View from the Woods will be three posts during this week’s Photo Challenge, celebrating Shadow. Click to check ’em out.)
I know that homesickness!
Your “Zen” is Silver Street?
In a way, yes, but I meant I know that longing to “know,” that yearning for a place we seem to vaguely remember of joy and completeness… words are inadequate for that feeling.
Then that is what Peter Matthiessen means, at least I think so —