Saturday, September 6, 2008

Unmastering Zen

I was at an outside table at Starbucks in the morning--an interloper in Smoker's Territory since when it's ninety degrees they're usually the only ones out there. But I was chatting on my cell and hate to do that in a restaurant or cafe. I prefer the privacy of the open street ;)

Anyway, while I was outdoors enjoying the pollution of the nearby intersection, some mosquitoes bit me. I tried not to be furious at them. I tried to remember that lots of bigger creatures need mosquitoes for their food bats, the inspiration for great comics. I tried to be in a zen-like state. At one with the universe. But instead I squished them.

Here's a little reminder to myself to appreciate nature. ;)

"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
- William Blake

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I wonder if Thoreau read Blake. That poem pretty much sums up the point of Walden.

Liz said...

Don't feel to bad about squishing it. Afterall, they can carry the West Nile Virus.
I do tend to let spiders live though, because they eat bugs.

Kimberly Frost said...

Paul -

I haven't read Walden. I don't have many poetry books, but I'm sure I'll be able to find it online.

Liz -

Little spiders are okay with me...but some spiders have to be killed...brown recluses beware. :p

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