Prayers in the Wind

Ema (Japanese Prayer boards) at a Tokyo Temple
Ema (Japanese Prayer boards) at a Tokyo Temple
Little prayer plaques in a Japanese temple rustle like leaves down a country lane. TJ Paris Photography©

 The red and gold brushed
Autumn leaves down winding lanes
Refreshing nature

In response to Ronvan Writes weekly haiku challenge:


      1. Thanks, TJ! Are we still doing a monthly recipe share? I have a quick and easy muffin recipe to offer 🙂 PS–how do you like my header picture? It’s the real me, yep–I’m still pinching myself, a webcam miracle on the order of the Red Sea Parting… Will get over to see you and catch up soon 🙂

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        1. Definitely would like to keep the recipe share going! 🙂 Congrats on the techno miracle – a most fetching way to venture into the realms of webcamology! 🙂


  1. I love this topic. When I was still mourning my mother’s untimely death, I had the opportunity to go to South Korea where I stayed in a hotel across the street from a Buddhist temple. Prayer cloths were hung on strings tied from tree to tree and they would blow gently in the wind. It was so comforting to me because I was told that they were placed there to honor their loved ones so they would never be lost from them. Thank you for sparking that lovely memory, TJ.

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    1. I am very touched that you shared this special moment with me. There is something about these temples that can just fill you with a calmness. A quiet sense of connection that is sometimes lost in the big bustling churches of the west. I am so glad you found a little comfort at what must have been a very hard time. Best wishes! 🙂


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