Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Liquid Wisdom

A sea kayak is an inter coastal vessel. It weaves a path along the boundary between earth and ocean in an environment full of great wonder and possible danger. The biggest fear for mariners has long been not so much the ocean, but the jagged shores on its fringes.
Of course, we all know that whatever happens, sooner or later , one way or another, we will come ashore. And when we do, there's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea. But to enjoy this moment of reflection and contentedness through a libation, one does not have to go through the ringer, in fact far better not to. The motivation to make a crossing, a descent or a circumnavigation can be as simple as an excuse for a fine cup of tea in fresh surroundings and a clear view.

So, go ahead. Load up your kayak, fill your flask and head out to another shore and take a moment for yourself.

'Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.' ~Thich Nat Hahn

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