Monday, July 7, 2008

Zen Monday: Church Attic

An upstairs room at Church of the Angels.

If you want daily zen, try daily zen.

15 comments:

Snapper said...

I think I'll try daily Zen then. Nice photo!

Mike said...

If nobody is using that room I'll take it.

USelaine said...

Lovely light and lines, all wrapped in a sacred aura.

I had to suspend my participation in Zen Monday this week. Too much excess and flamboyance to work through the pipeline after the weekend.

pasadenapio said...

Don't you just love available light in a space like that? Magnificent.

Miss Havisham said...

This is my favorite thing in the whole world. I love an attic, especially in an old old building.

Katie said...

Very cool room! Love the brick. You must know someone to get a peek into a church attic!

Petrea said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. It is indeed a lovely room. I'd like to go back. See yesterday's post, Katie. It was Kelly who got me in there.

USElaine, I didn't know anyone else was doing Zen Monday. It would be cool if I'd started something. I hope you're getting a chance to unfray your nerves. Rain would help.

USelaine said...

P. - The smoke has lessened, and seems to cycle on and off depending on how much they backburn to the north and south. Now it's the heat that oppresses. Today it topped out at 107F, with more of the same all week. Bummer.

I think I've only done three Zen Mondays so far, but I only note it in the text, not the title. Must be my commitment issues.

USelaine said...

*predicted all week.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ooh, the light through the window...very nice. I wish it were my room!

Bibi said...

Hi, Petrea! Didn't realize there was a Zen Monday, and may do it later on. I've checked out the Zen Daily link...

I love the lighting in this photo, and would be at peace working there.

Susan Carrier said...

I too would like to crawl into this attic with a good book. But I don't think I'd read. I'd daydream the day away.

Petrea said...

Zen Monday's just a thing I made up. My understanding of Zen is pretty basic--the learning is in the experience (translated here as the photo) and not in a lecture (words). There's obviously more to it than that, but that's my attempt here on the blog--to publish a photo for you to experience, and say very little about it. Let you tell me what the photo's about, rather than vice versa.

For this purpose I try to find a photo that can touch an emotional place or say in some way, "I am what I am."

Bernie K. said...

They say if you can talk about zen, you don't understand —in which case they must be wrong.

OK, now I'm confused.

Dina said...

I love all your Zen Mondays, Petrea, and especially this one. Glad you articulated the rationale here in the comment; it helps.