Friday, October 15, 2004

Today's Daily Zen:

Resting at my open window
I gaze out at mountains
A thousand peaks of blue and purple
Rise above the pines
Without a thought or care
White clouds
Come and go
So utterly accepting
So totally relaxed.

- Han-shan Te-ch’ing (1546-1623)

5 comments:

none said...

Thanks.

Ann said...

I've been reading The Tao of Pooh today. I guess it's a good introduction to a philosophy that must be experienced rather than learned. This fits with that well, I think.

Kind of anti-science. Not a book my DH would approve of.

doug said...

Resting at my open window
I gaze out at mountains
A thousand peaks of blue and purple
Rise above the pines
Without a thought or care
White clouds
Come and go
So utterly accepting
So totally relaxed.



I thought the life of a geologist would be exciting.
But my life is totally boring looking as I
look at this damn mountain,
recording every stupid little tick and quiver.
I wish something would happen, anything, something.
Just then Mt Saint Helen’s irrupted
without warning.
Ash and smoke blew high in every
conceivable direction.
I said to myself, "now this is what the life of a
geologist was meant to be."
At that moment I became enlightened and
realized that I loved it when things blew up.
So I became a TNT detonation expert.

Ms-Chievous said...

This reminded me of six years of my life living at the base of Mt.Si in North Bend, Washington. Mt. Si is about two miles away from Snoqualmie Falls.
Mt. Si has her own waterfall in the spring and winter, which I could see from my own backyard.
Thanks for the duty free trip down memory lane.
http://www.snoqualmiefalls.com/

Phoebe said...

This reminds me that you haven't posted SQUAT on my blog in weeks.
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