Tuesday, September 21, 2010


"Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon is brightening the bamboo, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things."

------------Okakura Tenshin


  1. I'm reaching for that beautiful knocker after I finish this...put on the kettle...we'll sip some tea, and enjoy pondering on this beautiful quote.
    Can you hear me softly tapping?

  2. i love that word. evanescence...what a lyric quote...very cool!

  3. Karen--Anytime you're around I'll be here. I do hear you tapping. The door knocker is my friend's from Santa Cruz. Isn't it wonderful? I never asked her where she got it. She travels lots and loves to pick up the most wonderful things.

    Brian--A friend from college has a group and one of their CDs, of which he designed the cover, was titled Effervescence, another word that sounds just as sweet. You've been writing some pretty darned nice stuff Brian! You should be really proud!

  4. I love the part about lingering in the beautiful foolishness of things. A lovely pastime on a beautiful afternoon in the garden.

  5. soughing .... I will be looking that up .... a lovely setting


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