Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Way of The Way

 I look into the stream and see the people asserting:

This is Success.
That is Failure.
This is the Way.
That is Not.

For them, maybe it's kintsugi. But when they show you what they believe is gold, you fill in the story of the crack around it.

Instead, maybe for us it's wabi-sabi. No gold. No cracks. Between when the cup was formed in the forge and when it will be returned to the earth, a polite nod, a warm smile, and just the taste of the tea.
 
Trust the ash from the pipe will someday rest in the Golden Buddha's hands.

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