Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Zen and the green dress
Good grief! I turned into quite the panic merchant yesterday, didn't I? Sorry about that. Afterwards I stood in front of the mirror, gave myself a good slap around the chops and told myself to "Keep it together, man!"
So. Zen seaming it is. The green knitted dress shall be done when it is done. As the Buddhist monk Sheng-yen once said:
Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you.
And I know - I just know - that he was totally talking about knitting then! Besides, if I rush it, I was screw it right up, just like I always do. Silvery stream. Got it.
Stay tuned - there may or may not be a birthday giveaway tomorrow. Oh, who am I kidding. There absolutely is. See you then!
at 11:23 a.m.