Setting Her Down

Learning To Let Go

Michael Ken
2 min readApr 7, 2019

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photograph by author

Two monks were walking to their monastery when they stopped to cross a small river. It had rained and the river was swollen, its current moving faster than normal. There was a young woman standing on the side of the river who was unable to cross on her own. Upon hearing her request for help, the elder of the two monks immediately went to her, lifted her in his arms, carried her across the river, and

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Michael Ken

My journal about life in the woods. Visit intothewoods.blog to see my complete journal, photographs, and articles.