Monday, February 7, 2011

Zen Monday: #132


Students of Zen are taught through experience. Or so I'm told.

Please experience the photo and tell us, in the comments, what you have learned.

(Your first Zen Monday? Just have fun.)

27 comments:

Mister Earl said...

Mix and Match

-K- said...

Reminds me of the bob Dylan lyric:

His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean.

Speedway said...

A woman I worked with long ago was griping because her feet hurt; she was uncomfortable, but didn't know why. When we looked at her feet, we found she had on two different shoes, one red, one blue -- and different heel heights to boot!!

We've all come to understand that before we criticize another, we must first walk a mile in their shoes. But what if they're mis-matched? On the wrong feet? Belong to different people? Does it clarify or muddy the message?

Bellis said...

Confucius he say "Never put your shoes on in the dark."

Pascal Jim said...

Charlie Chan say he is gumshoe.

Pascal Jim said...

Charlie Chan say he is gumshoe.

TheChieftess said...

"Shoes and clothing damage our ability to survive naked in the wilderness." Steve Mann

I'm just sayin'....

Steven said...

The longest journey starts with the first step.

TheChieftess said...

"Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?"
George Gobel

Rip said...

Large family. OCD mom.

Trish said...

"despite the condition of the house, they could NEVER say my children went without clean shoes, a place to set on or near the front porch, birds for entertainment or without cable TV!" said Mrs Clamshire.

tho gawd help the children should they ever be locked out, that doorbell is a mite high for the little ones!

Mister Earl said...

I used to feel bad because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet. And I said, "Mister, can I have your shoes?"

Roy Zimmerman of The Foremen

Ms M said...

Looks like wash day for shoes. Maybe they did some mud-trampin'.

TheChieftess said...

"Always wear expensive shoes. People notice."
Brian Koslow

Anonymous said...

This is the hardest Zen Monday EVER.

Petrea said...

It's hard? But there's no right or wrong so it doesn't matter what you say.

This one makes me want lemonade.

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Door, I will kick you.

TheChieftess said...

"LIfe is short, buy the shoes."
Mattel

altadenahiker said...

But you can leave your hat on.

TheChieftess said...

When I was at college at SanDiegoState, I went to the beach...unbeknownst to me at the time, it was a nude beach...we were climbing on the tidepools (fully clothed...at least as much as a bathing suit!!!) and this couple walked around the edge of a rock and came into view...he was wearing shoes and a hat...
won't ever forget that one!!!

Clifford Beshers said...

There was a critter in "If I Ran the Zoo" with five legs on each side, I think. He must be visiting.

Gunn said...

"Ordnung muss sein", as the German frase we learned at school..... or "Everything in it`s place" was what I first thought about,- when I saw this photo.

Mister Earl said...

The Hansen's were never the same after their summer in Japan.

Petrea said...

See? Easy.

Petrea said...

After Alfred cleaned the right side of the porch everyone had to use the back door.

Margaret said...

See? This is why you are so amazing. I wouldn't see the magic in this if I was just walking by, but you did.

Petrea said...

Mutual admiration society, Margaret. We all see magic in different things. It's fun to point them out to each other. That's art, isn't it? Or one possible definition.