Today is an uposatha day and it has been some time since I formally observed. I’m formulating my intention to begin again and have taken great joy in being able to do so again today. I had a doctor’s appointment today to examine a mole on the back of my head and I have to admit that part of my motivation for observing had to do with a deeper awareness of impermanence, sickness and death. Although the mole has turned out to be of little concern (they’re still going to biopsy it for me) it highlighted the precarious nature of existence in a body. So, thanks to my atypical nevus for the excellent reminder and teaching and fro getting me back on track.