Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dancing with Wu Li

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

Wishing you insight on the darkest night, and lots of chopping and carrying afterward.

May the new solar year bring you . . . everything you bring yourself.


Madcap said...

Chop wood, carry water, that's for sure. No matter what else is going on, the physical stuff is still there to keep us anchored and sane.

I read on the Blogger site that they've fixed the problem of not being able to comment. We'll see.

the Goddess diana said...

"May the new solar year bring you . . . everything you bring yourself."
Just what I always wanted ::bg:: Thank you! and the same to you :)

eatmisery said...

I just wanted to wish you a happy and safe holiday!

clairesgarden said...

well, I did cut down a tree yesterday, not much enlightenment, that must come when you get to watch it burn, contemplation in the flames. unfortunatley I have no house fire so the trunk lies behind the shed to become an insect haven.
many blessings for the holiday season and the coming new year.

Echo said...

Sucking in the cold air I remember carrying water. I stayed once with a friend whos house was lit by candles and water was pumped from an old-fashioned water pump. I never regret the chances I have had for air work. Reality appreciated.

Stander said...

Merry Christmas, and continued good fortune to ya!

You have been good-naturedly invited by Stander's Point to participate in a cross-blog Christmas meme. If you would like to play along, here's the link with the details.


Jim said...


Walter Jeffries said...

Chopping wood: gather smaller boughs
Carry water: live near the stream
Enlightenment and innovation. :)
Happy New Year!

the Contrary Goddess said...

Walter, I'm sorry but you really don't get it. But we do hope to soon kill our intact boar hog which is at least party due to your reporting your experiments with intact hogs. Happy and brave one to you (and all of you!) too.