Acupuncture After The Apocalypse

You Have Seen This

A strange truck was in the parking lot when I arrived at work this morning.

I never found out who it belonged to, but I did notice that the boards are off the windows at the Omaha steak shop.

When I left, the truck was still sitting there.

I’m wondering if you have seen this done many times, the mandala making I was describing yesterday, and which is still going on today. Do you perhaps do it yourself in your free time? Is it part of your labor in the monastery? Do you even make a distinction between work and free time, or is a spiritual life different in that regard?

Jill Riddell is a writer in Chicago. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute and has a weakness for nature, magic, and pennies abandoned in sidewalk cracks.