Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Buddists don't use coasters

Right now is one of my favorite times of the day.

I've been to the gym, my run is done, the Boys are fed, dressed and off to school, and the Wife is fed, dressed, and off to do errands. The house is peaceful, I've got some tunes chillin in the background, and it's just me, my coffee, and the keyboard.

I have exactly 15 minutes before I have to leave for work, and I'm going to savor every second of it.

I'm not suprised that the Zen symbol to the right looks like a coffee-cup ring - those Buddists were onto something. I'm sure the modern-day version would include an iPod and a laptop.

So for the next 7 minutes (yes, I type slow) I'm going to sit back and just enjoy the moment. If I had a cat I would be scratching it behind the ears and listening to the satisfying purr. (Or having the craziest conversation ever, who knows?)

How Zen is that?


Time's up - reality can come crashing back in now.



  1. I don't want to be blogwhorin' up your space, but the best days always start with me waking up at 6:30 am, getting my coffee, crawling back into bed and watching at least 30- to 45-minutes of the morning news ... without interruption by kids. My retarded sleep schedule lately has me waking up at 4, trying to make conversation with cat and Husband and then falling back to sleep at 6 and then waking up at 7:30, late and angry.

  2. Blogwhorin'? I'm so going to steal that.

    The common thing is the uninterrupted time - that's what makes the moment.

    That, and coffee.

    Mmmmmm, coffee.

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  4. Credit to Wag the Dad for 'blogwhore'.