The Muddy Path

Ilustrated by Israel Barrón

This contemporary retelling of a Zen koan tells the story of a boy and his father, walking home after visiting the
boy’s grandparents. Or after visiting the father’s parents.

Sometimes the same things could appear different, it all depends on the angle from which you look at them.
This is never more true than an encounter the two have with a young woman they meet during the walk home along a road that’s now full of puddles because of a rainstorm.

They each react to this encounter differently, both during and after it, and both the boy and the reader learn from and are changed by this encounter as a result.