Temples and shrines have deep evolutionary roots:
they grow everywhere,
each one unique.
You are temple and shrine: always a Ceremonial offering.
You enter the split gate of the temple to walk into the light,
you make live offerings to the shrine
to nurture auspicious love and gratitude.
At the windows, the holy host smiles.
One head, two feet, six arms: nine.
Outside the gate, hilarious ancestors.
Descending in the roots, the cup is turned around;
ascending to canopy,
you become the Triple Sun.
Morning and evening meet at noon.
Images © 2007 by Aya