|Approaching the hidden channel to the South Island|
I also really enjoyed this song by Leonard Cohen, "Tower of Song". It's a kind of meditation (with humor) on the close of this life and the next life ahead of us. Cohen is quite an interesting fellow, one of the earliest folk/rock artists, predating Bob Dylan a little, poet, Montreal Jew and Buddhist monk. See what you think; the video is from his Live in London concert in 2009:
Have had to wear winter-weight jacket now for last 2 days--last night there was a heavy frost here but the high temps are in the 50's. Only one bad rain day since coming to NZ and right now the sky is clear blue. It is interesting to be here on the equivalent of our December 1 . . . On the way today to Abel Tasman Park in the NW of the South Island.
Blessings to everyone in Redding and Stamford and Pittsburgh and Madison!