The person we knew as our teacher has gone.
Unasked he came,
Our path’s crossed with his,
He stayed for some time
And as he came so he has gone.
But when we know the path of his coming and going
We don’t grief after him,
For that is the nature of beings.
I take out the arrow of pain that is embedded in my heart
And follow what my teacher has left behind –
The path of love and respect.
Iris Anne Scanlon,
Aikido Dojo infinity Moves e.V.
13th February 2021