Hand wash cold

June 24th, 2007

I recently ordered a set of samue. Samue is a style of street clothing for Zen monks. This tiny piece of printed rice paper came tucked into the garment. I have no idea what it says, and for that very reason, I find it quite charming.

I imagine it could be laundry instructions. Maybe it says “Inspected by No. 12.”

It reminds me that, with only a change in perspective, the most ordinary things take on inexpressible beauty.

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  1. I wanted to read something I hadn’t read in a long time. So I went back to the beginning of your blog. Where I found these words, written before the book was published. The first words of yours I ever saw. Here they are, directing me to begin again.

    Comment by Kirsten — June 8, 2016 @ 9:27 am

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