Today, november 15th, a good friend of mine will celebrate her birthday. Like me, when a birthday rolls around, she will probably look over her years and contemplate the good, the bad and the loss of her youth. She might count her blessings…. which are many….. and mourn her losses….which I hope are few….. she might celebrate that she has healthy children ,food in abundance , employment opportunities and a strong roof over their heads……
TIME OUT FOR A KNITTING UPDATE!
some olive drab loveliness
some dish rag love
AND NOW A FEW WORDS OF ZEN.
Birth , old age, illness, and death, as well as happiness and misfortune, gain and loss, love and hate, all these are important tools for weaving the brocade of human life. A brocade cannot be woven with the single color of happiness. Given time, place and occasion, everything “contains all colors.”
(from the book ZEN SEEDS…by shundo aoyama)
which brings me here…. a wish and a hope for a good friend. I wish you a happy day…..full of love and laughter, good food and good friends, and many happy returns.
some glove love