Dharma Rain Zen Center Friends of Trees Service Trip:
I should always be in bed at 9AM on a Saturday; with that being said, my second favorite place to be is at the Dharma Rain Zen Center. It was 30 degrees out, with nary a cloud in sight, and I was trying to decide if wearing gloves in “children’s large” was emasculating. I settled on adult medium and set off with my trusty compatriot Caroline. Soon, we were uncovering never-before-seen rocks and dirt with our oddly shaped shovels, and before long, we were lowering a potted tree into the ground. It felt vaguely like the time I had to watch “The Miracle of Life” in health. Caroline and I then proceeded to be slower than everyone else, but also to play more charades than everyone else. The tradeoff was well worth it, as was the project in general.
– Dashiell Shulman