Reciprocate when pedestrian curiosity reaches out to greet you.

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Male sparrow, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park, New Zealand, 2018
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Male sparrow study (brush pen drawing), sparrow, suzume, スズメ, 雀, 2019

Thank you for reading another zen Monday. ありがとうございました。

Every Monday is zen Monday, a weekly dose of zen in Japanese ink painting format, coupled with one Japanese word. Nothing else.

If you like this zen Monday (and others) you can have them delivered to your inbox every week by subscribing to this site below. If you particularly enjoy the brush pen ink drawings, you might want to have a look at the “One Moment, One Drawing” mini art edition. This edition was a way of sharing my seasonal inspiration and love of Japanese ink painting with others who feel similarly. A lot of care went into putting together this beautiful object by all the people involved across Switzerland, Portugal and Japan. The second edition is now available to pre-order.

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