Arigato Gozaimasu, Mikao.

Mikao Usui, born on 15 August 1865 – 1926

I keep a picture of him near my desk, so I write in a good spirit, and one on my fridge, so I remember to bless the food, while I prepare it, with my palms. When I write really well, he seems to be beaming. And before I open the fridge, I wink at him. It is the informal, ‘homey’, shorthand gassho.

Arigatou gozaimasu, Mikao. Thank you for paving the way for us.

15 August 2015

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