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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.55 – Hatsuyume (First dream)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
standing same place on New Year Eve

standing same place on New Year's Eve

On the morning of New Year’s Eve, I was standing at my usual place at the subway station to go to work. I looked at the other side of the platform, and I found a homeless guy was bundled up in his blankets, and peacefully sleeping. I hadn’t seen him for a long time, and I remembered that he was not there last New Year’s eve. I got a strange warm feeling in my heart as soon I knew he was there, and in his place.

I have met so many great people this year through my Tenugui. They support me, and tell me the stories of their life. The words they give to me, I always cherish, and they bring me good spirits, and send me hope and light. Many?wuhao friends send me messages and compliments everyday, which give me a confidence to continue in my own life.


First Dream - by puff

First Dream - by puff

In Japan, If you have a dream about Mt. Fuji, Hawks, or eggplants on the first night of the new year, you will have a blessed year. For me, dreaming about waking up on a Tenugui field filled with love and energy, makes me feel blessed…

Happy New Year to all!
Wish you all have a great year 2010, be loved and love….

and Peace…

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.33 – Happy Mother’s Day from New York

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Home is where your Mom is...

Home is where your Mom is...

New York is a very interesting city, and especially during holiday season. I did not see much holiday spirit during Thanks Giving and Christmas here, but it was everywhere on Mother’s day!
I went to the Bronx this Mother’s day to visit a nursing home. My friends Jan and Jon played afternoon Jazz there and took me to their little concert. Jan Leder is my favorite flute player and she has been playing in many places over 30-years. All the audience, young and old enjoyed their beautiful afternoon swing. Pure and warming sounds of her flute and Jon’s lively piano gathered together, and sent joy of sounds to all. Someday, I would like to do workshops there and share joy and smile with my tenugui… like their music.
On the way to the Bronx, and back to Manhattan…. I saw many people holding flower bouquets or balloons, more than any other holiday time. My dear friend said that;
“Everybody has a mother no matter what where you come from.”
New York…. people came from many different countries and background. Yes, you are right, my dear friend. We all have mothers!

I have two mothers – my mama in Tokyo and my mom in Texas. I am sorry that I could not visit you both…, but you are always in my heart. Home is where your Mom is…

My mama

My mama

my mom

My mom

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama and Mom with love….

- to be continued…

From: Ruri