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Beverly Morris Armstrong (Horowitz)


This happened the second or third day of the first sesshin I sat, at Bush St. During kinhin, I had gone to the bathroom, and coming back up the stairs I ran into Suzuki roshi. We bowed and stopped and roshi asked me how I was doing. I became flustered, because roshi was talking to me and also because he had told us to be silent, so I didnít know what to say. Finally I said, "Weíre not supposed to talk." Roshi looked surprised and said, "Oh," and then, "Why?" as if he really didnít know. I looked around and there was a sign that said, "Silence during Sesshin," or something like that, so I pointed to it. Roshi looked at it and said "oh" again. Then he turned to me, with his smiling coyote look, put his finger to his lips and loudly went "SSHHH!" and we both laughed a lot.


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