And so, impermanence has had its way with us. Those who practiced here continue on the Way, whether together or apart. Whether you visited with us once or you came to every meeting, your energy and practice contributed to the whole that is Joyous Refuge. As Dogen Zenji says in Genjokoan, "No trace of realization remains, and this no trace continues endlessly."
Farewell, my friends, for now. Our footsteps fade into the autumn fog.
Nine bows to the floor,