Tag: quiet


listen


  "Sometimes it seems as if we do everything possible to avoid the painful confrontation with our basic human loneliness, and allow ourselves to be trapped by false gods promising immediate satisfaction and quick relief. But perhaps the painful awareness of loneliness is an invitation to transcend our limitations and...

crickets


This pair of cricket holders from about 1800 intrigues me.  The cultural inclination of the Chinese people to hold crickets captive dates form the Tang dynasty of the 5th century and these holders made of gourds, ivory and turtle shell would fit gently in a person’s hand. The singing crickets...

She just sat there, quietly.


There is an old Zen story about a cobbler who was charged by his neighbors with stealing vegetables from the village garden.  His angry neighbors ranted and raved about his theft, selfishness and greed.  He responded "Is that so?"  Years later they found out that indeed it has been another...