Monday after a holiday weekend can be a bit rough. Getting back into the swing of things feels awkward. I balk a bit at the harness of routine. I am thankful for having the break. I need to remember I am also thankful for having a job that I am glad to go back to.
I really enjoyed making this piece. Maybe because of the super sparkly blue goldstone in the middle, which reminded me of the infinite nature of the universe. This one definitely was bead therapy, it makes me feel peaceful. It grew to over 5 inches in diameter.
A nun who was searching for enlightenment made a statue of Buddha and covered it with gold leaf. Wherever she went she carried this golden Buddha with her.
Years passed and, still carrying her Buddha, the nun came to live in a small temple in a country where there were many Buddhas, each one with its own particular shrine.
The nun wished to burn incense before her golden Buddha. Not liking the idea of the perfume straying to the others, she devised a funnel through which the smoke would ascent only to her statue. This blackened the nose of the golden Buddha, making it especially ugly.
From Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings. Complied by Paul Reps.