Title: Thank you, Miyuki
Writer: Roxanne Marie Galliez, Seng Soun Ratanavanh
Publishing House: Princeton Architectural Press
Date of Publication: September 1st 2020
Rating: 5 stars
”Miyuki, look at the water. Not the flow. Not the twigs floating by. Only the water in front of your eyes.”
Our beloved Miyuki is curious about meditation and her grandpa is always there to help. But this isn’t the kind of meditation most of us have in mind, influenced by articles on what is ”trendy” and the Western image of yoga and zen and whatnot, discovered by…Facebook users.
Grandpa takes Miyuki for a walk. Nature always has the answers. The murmur of the river, the song of the grass caused by the gentle breeze, the clouds chasing each other. Miyuki learns that Nature speaks to us. Love speaks to us. All we have to do is listen. When Nature and Loves are combined, our existence changes. Our perspective changes. And Miyuki understands that meditation is all listening to the voice of Nature, with our loved ones close to us.
Another beautiful addition to the Miyuki series.
”I see a cloud, Miyuki. A cloud watching a grandfather and his granddaughter.”
Miyuki looks at the clouds again and tries to see just clouds. But her mind wanders.
”Grandpa, does this little cloud have a grandfather, too?
”Yes, Miyuki, and I’m sure that he’s watching over her.”
Many thanks to Princeton Architectural Press and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.