yama uba       A modern noh play on Zen        page    15
 

Valet


[To Hag]

Where are you living?




Hag


I have no home.




Valet


What are you?

You are not human beings!




Diva


I change myself into various beings.




Hag


I happen to be an old witch and appear in front of you here and now, but wait!




Diva


If you stop judging things, stop dividing them into good and evil, you will see that everything is one after all.




Hag


Form is vacuum.

Vacuum is form.




Valet


The world is illusion.

Illusion is the reality.

Isn’t it?



[Hag nods]




Diva


You find love in prayers.




Hag


You find prayers in life.




Diva


You create your world to have desire.




Hag


You create your desire to learn love.




Diva


Wherever you find love, you find things.




Hag


Wherever you find things, you find me, the ugly hag.




Diva


[Singing]

The willows are green.

The flowers are blooming.

Spring has come.




Valet


I know it.

I know it.

That’s the way to go to Heaven.

➾➾ Continued