|"Skeleton Sitting" by Kelly Pankey. 16"x20" pastel drawing on art board.|
Come to zazen, climb into your coffin. After zazen,
climb out of your coffin. What's the difference? No fear.
- Robert Livingston Roshi qtd. in No Fear Zen
If a stone
Can be the memento
Of the dead,
Then the tombstone
Would be better as a lavatory.
Kelly Pankey is an artist living and working in the Kern Valley. Recently, she attended her first sesshin with the Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield. Promptly thereafter, she created this piece.