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In the air

Spring is around the corner. It’s in the air. It wants to arrive. It’s trying to arrive, despite sudden snow storms. If Spring doesn’t hurry up, I will go cabin fever crazy. There is green stuff ready to pop out of the earth if the snow would just melt. Maybe some already has popped out of the earth underneath the snow, but I need to see it.

Along with the cabin fever crazies, is the near certainty that I’m going to channel some of the spring itch into this blog, tearing it apart and putting it back together into...something. That’s been going on in my head for the past couple of weeks. Maybe it’s time to start removing it from my head and into some actual coding.

Meanwhile, a thought for today. One I discovered in Whiskey River’s Commonplace Book under the heading, rag-and-bone shop. Once in a while a jewel like this ends up in my own commonplace book to be considered over and over...and rediscovered as time passes.

"You see this goblet?” asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it. But when I put this glass on the shelf and the wind knocks it over or my elbow brushes it off the table and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, ‘Of course.’ When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious."

- Mark Epstein, Thoughts Without a Thinker

Posted by Kate on 03/20/07 at 03:28 PM
 

 

Comments

Kate, you are one really cruel woman. To point someone at Whiskey River’s Commonplace Book without a warning. I will be lost for days. Bad woman...Thanks for the link.

Posted by Gary Boyd on 03/20  at  08:11 PM

Oh, I know. It had the same effect on me. Enjoy!

Posted by Kate on 03/20  at  10:09 PM

I dunno.  I find this just really depressing.

Posted by steph on 03/21  at  01:45 AM

Telling myself........ Do not click link until you have everything done that needs to be done today!
Thanks for the warning Gary!
Maybe thats the attitude I need to have with my car lol. No wait I do,(I can always count on it breaking) I just guess I don’t savor every moment with it like I should.

Posted by justme on 03/21  at  05:33 AM

What do you find depressing, Steph?

J, m’dear, I think you do. When it works it’s all ‘whoo-hoo, thank you God!’ When it doesn’t, it’s all “Kinda figured!” See how that works?  LOL

Posted by Kate on 03/21  at  12:57 PM

LOL this is so true.

Posted by justme on 03/22  at  05:57 AM


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