Wasting Time

So instead of blowing Ro or practicing for an upcoming retreat with Kurahashi Sensei, or even just practicing Sashi for my weekly lessons with Jon, I spent most of the day yesterday building a 3.6 PVC Chokan.  I have to admit, it was a lot of fun.  The site Navaching has so much interesting information on it about the inner workings of the shakuhachi that I spent 90% of the time just reading about hole diameters, EAR and utaguchi customization.  I can completely see how people get into the making process.  The shakuhachi is quite the anomaly when it comes to how it produces such a hauntingly beautiful tone.  While I may have slacked yesterday on practicing, my appreciation for the instrument has deepened and yet another area of study has opened.

Ten thousand things,
All in this breath,
Grasping hold of emptiness,
There’s really nothing to say.

~Amongst White Clouds

 

Gassho,

Dokan

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~ by shards72 on January 25, 2012.

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