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One evening at Tassajara I was with Suzuki Roshi outside his cabin. In the slanting moonlight his garden and its individual rocks seemed more beautiful than ever to me, magical. “What a beautiful garden you've made!" I said.

“Oh. If you like it so much, why don't you take it with you? You can have it," he said.

“I don't think I could move it," I answered, "and I'd never get it all back together again quite this way".

“Sure, you take it", he said. "Put it up on the roof of that cabin over there."

p.93. Tim Buckley, Tassajara, circa 1968.