Thursday, December 20, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures:  feeding the local cows a bucket of organic scraps, handing over a carton of crushed water bottles to the man who walks with his sack picking up recyclables, giving a material item to a young girl in the neighborhood who will treasure it, receiving a plate full of eggplant Italian style from my roommate who took 5 hours to cook/prepare it under limited kitchen conditions, sharing the gym with another woman who has to change back into her sari before leaving, watching the light of the day change the view from my door, enjoying the flowers at the ashram for not only their beauty, but for the thoughtful beauty of the selection/repotting/positioning of them by the devotee... Not the doing, but the essence of the doing.  Simple pleasures.

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