September 02nd, 2020

The time has come to devote
Myself to my hiker’s staff;
I must have been a Buddhist monk
In a former life!
Sick, I see returning home
As a kind of pardon.
A stranger here—
Being fired is like being promoted.
The southern sect, the northern sect,
I’ve tried them all:
This hermit has his own school of Zen philosophy.

Yuan Hung-tao (1568-1610)