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Meditation Monday

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.  Thich Nhat Hahn.

The first cup moistens my lips and throat.  The second cup breaks my loneliness.  The third cup searches my barren entrail but to find therein some thousand volumes of odd ideographs.  The fourth cup raises a slight perspiration – all the wrongs of life pass out through my pores.  At the fifth cup I am purified.  The sixth cup calls me to the realms of the immortals.  The seventh cup – ah, but I could take no more!  I only feel the breath of the cool wind that raises in my sleeves.  Where is Elysium?  Let me ride on this sweet breeze and waft away thither. Lu Tung, “Tea-Drinking.”

A woman is like a tea bag:   You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt.


2 responses to “Meditation Monday

  1. Rebecca (Becky) Dwyer September 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I’m one of the Fort Point artists with work at Made in Fort Point (the FPAC Store) – thank you for the great mention – and welcome to the ‘hood – hope you can get to Open Studios – it’s great fun!

    • Black Sheep September 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

      Thank you, Becky, for the warm welcome! It’s a joy to be here! It took me a while to find the doorway, but I’m glad I did eventually.

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