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06/23/2005: "great moments"

Yuri came to work this afternoon and said, "Since I'm working here a lot these days, I started dreaming about it. This morning my boyfriend said that I yelled in my sleep, "Damn, I forgot to start the timer for rice!" Worried about my rice in her sleep. Now, that's devotion. I felt like adopting her.

Yuri and Rikako were delighted to see their picture posted on our home page. "We are the SOY stars." They were very proud. How cute.

"For Mama san." Horisei san, a tatoo artist from 127 stanton brought me the tatoo shop's t-shirt. He's been coming to SOY religiously for the past month at least 4 days a week. I don't have a tatoo, but if I wear this t-shirt and walk around, are people going to imagine tatoo somewhere under my clothes?

Today's wisdom from the Samurai book: "There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.

"Everyone lets the present moment slip by, then looks for it as though he thought it were somewhere else. No one seems to have noticed this fact. But grasping this firmly, one must pile experience upon experience. And once one has come to this understanding he will be a different person from that point on, though he many not always bear it in mind."

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