"Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence," wrote Kakuzo Okakura. I am sure he wrote it on a Monday.
"It is essentially the worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life." Oh yeah, definitely on a Monday. Look at this mess.
Tea ceremonies are steeped in ritual. Okay, laugh. Wait until you hear the narrator on the clip. As I gather up my MITs for this week. (Translation: most important tasks), look at the eighth inch progress on the tape measure (grab victories where you can)and pull myself into the stillness of creation (go over my notes, map out a plan), I am reminded to take time to breathe. Gather oneself. Appreciate something as simple as line. And how one gets from here to there. Oh yes, we are going on a Zen Retreat. Open the universe of our minds...yep, organizing Monday is here.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Posted by Janice C. Cartier at 6:06 AM