It has happened again.
Hatred teamed up with guns and went on a rampage, again.
First responders saw the worst and did their best, again.
World leaders offered the solemn words of shock, sorrow and support, again.
The news media spewed out a torrent of opinion, information and raw images, again.
Social media exploded with tweets, status updates and hashtags, again.
I have no solutions to offer, only sighs too deep for words,
and perhaps a respite from the chaos and cacophony....
Come stroll with me beside the still waters along the Philosopher's Path in Kyoto, Japan.
It is Autumn along the path. The sun is shining.
Let's step into a few of the temples along the way.
Breathe in the soothing incense.
Hear the call of temple bell and singing bowl.
©2016 April Hoeller