Satori in Nepal
In Pokhara I snorted a dried ampule of ketemin and danced joyfully with death. I was comforted by my contact with the dark Tao and laughed when it was all over... chanted "nothing to fear" for days after. Could it be that death itself is not traumatic-- but rather ecstatic? Is it really death that I fear?
Lately I hear whispers from that ketemin quest and from Jessica dreams and lonely night walks and Varanasi's river of ash. I hear, and I am not afraid.