Making the most of life

File:Eight-Fold Screen Painting of the Sun, Moon and Peach Trees 02.jpg

Mindful eating at its best, the poet fully taken by the eating of a peach. It can be the same for us today if we give any moment our full awareness:

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

extract, Li-Young Lee, From Blossoms

South Korean Screen painting of the Sun, Moon and Peach Trees

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