Tag: suffering


warm pots, warm lives


It is good to stand by as things are being transformed by fire.   It is a mystical process. Everything is changing and yet only the fires move, undulate like snakes, like waves, like whirling leaves in a gentle wind.  The clay and the glaze are all changing.  Small pockets of...

curiosity and acid


  When we humans face directly into suffering we do what animals do - we do what Kai-the-dog does.  We pull away.  If Kai sees a vacuum cleaner he runs into any other available rooms and sits there looking at the world out over his glasses with a very stern...