When I stand here, nothing else can
stand over me, at this very place where
I occupy.

If there is an elephant here, only the
elephant could be here.

If there is a bean here, only the bean
could be here. Nothing else.

On Earth, the existence of being is
protected and treasured as such. No
matter where it is.

And it is the existence of being, more
than anything else, that is the most
wonderful thing on Earth.

by Michio Mado

Harumi Ori Blomquist was born in Kyoto, Japan. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her allergic husband and hypoallergenic, Siberian cat.