“One should clean out a room in one's home and place only a tea table and a chair in the room with some boiled water and fragrant tea. Afterwards, sit solitarily and allow one's spirit to become tranquil, light, and natural.”
Li Ri Hua, a Ming Dynasty scholar
you know how the symbol for libra is a set of scales? and how this means balance? well, while us librans can appear balanced, it's all a trick of the light. it's simply because we're always on the search for it, rather than that we've attained it.
if you notice, old-fashioned scales are easily tipped one way or the other.
playing at macro monday
i've been working intensely on the new spiral sisters blog, and writing for it. and i just can't sustain that level of intensity. the scales are tipped too far one way.
and so i run for the hills. literally. scavenging for fallen pinecones with the pixiechild. i can't stand to look at anything related to what i was working on. i immerse myself in art and literature instead (see couple of posts ago).
it's taken me a long time to understand this about myself. i used to think that i was inconstant, and was often frustrated. now i realise that it's an attempt at rebalance. i know i'll return to the serious spiritual ponderings, web design, writing......
for now, fresh air and a simple cup of chai.