19 December – Meanwhile…

Photo by Narelle Carter-Quinlan, www.embodiedterrain.com, https://sites.google.com/site/narelleyogascoliosis/

Photo by Narelle Carter-Quinlan, http://www.embodiedterrain.com

Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea.  The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.  Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.

– Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea.

Make yourself a cup of tea, hold the mug in your hands and breathe deep.  Then write of the beautiful foolishness of things.

p.s. soughing is not a spelling error – it’s a word!

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3 Responses to 19 December – Meanwhile…

  1. Melissa says:

    Beautiful foolishness: wrapping paper, ribbons, cupcake candies, olives in martinis, decorated shoelaces, Christmas crackers, ironing napkins, sorting cutlery, singing lullabies, lighting candles, reading comic books, writing love letters, eavesdropping, stealing kisses in the library, hope, faith, trust. Who would we be without our beautiful foolishness?

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  2. Donna says:

    Rollerblading into town for a last bit of shopping and it was very busy and lively there today! That wouldn’t seem foolish elsewhere but in England it’s clear most everyone thinks that it’s a crazy weird way to get around. So foolishness is sometimes not seen as foolish in another context..

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  3. suki60 says:

    “Silly but ‘appy!”, as my Dad used to say, when he was.

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