Cast Iron Stillness


“As soon as you see something,

you already start to intellectualize it.

As soon as you intellectualize something,

it is no longer what you saw”. ~Shunryu Suzuki

A friend gave this as a house-warming present.

I’ve always wanted a Japanese cast iron teapot.  I love this one so much. It was off-white, like the lid, but is growing warm with the color of the leaves that steep inside.  It has become my daily reminder to create more of what I want life to be.  And to savor it.  Every second.

Drink your tea slowly and reverently,

as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, 

rushing toward the future.

Only this moment is life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Clink here to see amazing macro shots…;)

Author: tara linda

musician, poet, art and jewelry-maker

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