Journey to Sensoji Temple

In the distance

The gates of the Sensoji Temple rise

My heart beat quickens

But my steps remain slow and steady

As I near

The wind and thunder guardians greet me

As if waiting for me for this precise moment

I light incense and place it in a large urn

A slow smoldering smoke begins to burn

Patiently, I wait for the smoke to rise

Then cup my hands, lean forward

Bow my head

Wafting the smoke towards me

Over and over again

Smoke follows a slow current

Taking its time, flowing from top to bottom

Silently I say a prayer

For healing and forgiveness

.

Originally posted August 4, 2015

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