and shall rebuke
and they shall beat
and their spears
into pruning hooks
shall not lift up
neither shall they learn
I look into the eyes of strengthened testimony
Witnesses of truth and leaders to
Inspired by their trials of deep
pain to overcome
Men and women unknown, anonymous to
a faceless revolution
Restoring ancient methods with the combination
of modern knowledge
Caring for soil as a sacred part of
Revealing the poison, to the blindness
to chemical cultivation
Helping me understand the disturbing
truth to the common everyday essential, FOOD
commencement service: Otsu Sensei gives a message and prayer to the new Graduates
my friends my family
and a communion for change. They have enlightened me with a deeper conviction.
I pray that the Father may bless their hands for a Harvest of Awareness.
Now they are back in their countries after a 9 month training to practice their new learning at ARI. May God bless the work of graduates of 2013.