Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Morning tea and art journaling..

0700 am:

I had my Oolong tea and the company of Kitaro on my IPod touch,
writing my thoughts in my art journal this morning before I start my day at work....

I usually pick a topic and write about it, exploring, translating, observing others and reflecting...  
and the journal is where I write about my inner thoughts about these topics...
Today's topic was on "death" and what I perceive it to be..

I found a quote by Kalu Rinpoche

"Our lives are like an hourglass that never stops...
Each moment follows the one before, without end..
from moment to moment , life drains away:
We are babies, then adults, then old and dead,
Each moment follows the one before, without end.
Our lives are like a bubble or a candle;
Impermanence and death are like the wind!"

Happy T Tuesday my dear friends!!

and a happy week to you!!!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one powerful quote. I must find this author. Your tea looks very inviting and your journal must be filled with many beautiful thoughts. Happy Tea Tuesday to YOU, dear friend.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your journal must be a precious thing to look back on ... it is no small thing to be able to verbalize and record one's thoughts ... takes discipline I think!
Death and Dying made me think of this quote by
Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."

I have always wanted to do a D&Dying altered book or journal and have quite a few quotes that speak to my heart

thank you for a most thoughtful tea visit dear Steph!

dosfishes said...

Great quote for Fall, for introspection and pondering the moments. xox Corrine

Kimmie said...

Those are some very profound and deep thoughts for such an early hour of the day! I applaud you for the faithful keeping of a journal .... those thoughts are so quickly pushed aside and crowded out by the demands of the day. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Tuesday! Kimmie

La Dolce Vita said...

love your morning process, I find journal writing to be a great gift and release! happy t day! xx's

Dianne said...

I like the quote very much...very true...