These words are from a Japanese quote on food preparation.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Zen in a Dishpan

Going about my morning tasks, my mind swinging like a pendulum between the yin and yang of it all, I was caught off guard, and stopped in my tracks, by my dishpan. 
Instant meditative effect - balanced stillness.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring 2013

When was this photo taken?

8:45 AM, May 10, 2012, 
There was no one on this rural road,
so I pulled over and stopped the car;
at this spot, for just a moment -
to be.
Warm, still, clear, life unfolding -
could be any May, in any year;
where beauty reaches -
to be.
But, at this very tiny dot of a spot,
somewhere on this planet,  
at 8:45 AM, May 10, 2012 - I was there,
I was there to see.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grateful to be Grateful - Happy Thanksgiving

"Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature."  Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, November 21, 2011

She Found Something

I stopped on a country road for a few moments and watched this beautiful female enjoy her find. She was in a huge green field with just these few wild berry bushes along the side. It was fun to see her reach for the berries that probably weren't intended for her consumption. Watching her I could almost feel the primal sensory experience she was having. The awareness of her surroundings, the prickly branches, the pleasurable taste and reaching for it. I would imagine that her food is much the same everyday, but despite routine and regardless of the vast green field, she knew that there could be more.  She spied the berries and she went for them. I understood and it made me happy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

All Stood Still

This morning all stood still as the first light snow fell. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn Deepens

'Autumn deepens - the man next door - how is he doing?'  Basho

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Down with meal labels :)

For simplicity of the day I have been trying to go without breakfast, waiting for closer to mid-day to eat. It seems natural to head to a water source when you get up, like other animals, and hydrate well. Sometimes I can, sometimes I don't, but I have learned that typical breakfast foods are always unappealing and often unhealthy. So these are just a few of the meals that can be called lunch, brunch or simply, the daily bowl.
kale, carrot and almonds with bragg dressing.
french lentil salad with artichokes and greens.