Little Wing Strikes Again

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Little Wing Strikes Again
My cardboard paper sign that goes around my 20L water bottle for refill identification was soggy from the rain, and so I threw it away a few days ago. I thought internally to myself,

"Maybe I could ask the sangha computer room for a laminated sign before the next refill?".

However, that would be complex because it would be done with communal property for a private use.

Last night, the Librarian passed me this laminated label. Judging by the old email address of Pa-Auk and my old passport number, this must have been leftover from my trip to America in 2006 during my first round at Pa-Auk . I remember that U Pannyananda and I made these in Yangon and attached these labels with electrical wire to our airport bags. I have no idea how this was recovered. I do not even use a travel bag anymore. I asked the Librarian where he got it. He said, "It was just lying around." I have no idea how that happened!

Out of the blue, this was handed back to me!
I need to upgrade my wishes…!
It reminds me of the old a capella "Mercedes Benz" Janis Joplin Song, but maybe she was just too ambitious. She died three days later.

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Bhikkhu Subhuti is an American Buddhist Monk with roots in both Sri Lanka and Myanmar Forest Traditions. He currently resides in Myanmar but his heart sometimes floats back to Kauai, HI where he spent six months in 2015.