All sharing, First post, Me & Me, Shining with, Without words, Wow

Monday, 27 October 2014

Mum's Happiness soup, Cosily enfold

Cosily enfold


What a lovely smell!

The soup mum has made.

Kind and fine look.

The sound of birds.

"Thank you~"

Whenever chewing each mouthful, 
light spreading deeply and gently.

which softly enfolds me.
Quiet afternoon sunlight.

Past and present,
inside and outside

mingled together clearly and mildly. 

A world 
where everything is tranquil and restful. 

Won Kang, Soupe de bonheur  2014

Glutinous rice
A pinch of salt
Some black pepper

1. Wash the glutinous rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
2. Soak the well-washed glutinous rice for about 3 hours.
3. Put into a blender with water (rice:water 1:1 ratio)  and whizz until slightly smooth.
4. Pour it in a pan and add milk at a time, stirring gently over medium heat until it boils  
    (rice:water:milk  1:1:1/2 ratio). 
5. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper as we like. The end!

One line recipe
Washed glutinous rice and water in a blender, put in a pan & stir adding milk until it boils. Fin!

This soft, simple soup will warm our stomachs and soul. :-)

Monday, 20 October 2014

It is warm

A light touch of sunshine.

Cold air.
Cold floors.

A hot-water bottle
in a snug and soft blanket.

The warmth that can only be felt
this time of year when it is not a heating season,  

that spreads 
softly and placidly
from body to mind,
from mind to the air.

Brightly and clearly.

eyes   .   .   .  
become closed.  

Small changes being felt

that balance themselves 
by coming in and going out. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Harmonious, Silver Spoon

Shining with

Silver Spoon



An agricultural high school in the countryside.

A foggy dawn road  
where clean air stays.

Getting up when nature wakes up,
Going to sleep when nature sleeps.   

Breathing and living together with animals.

Breathing and living together with people.

It is the day of
Hachiken, a warm-hearted, caring person.  

The wisdom learned in it.
The life of wisdom living in it.
‘Silver Spoon’

Everyday life flowing
And the precious people sharing it together.

Where there is 
Sharing and cheering up, 
respect and joy.

The place where everybody is happy together.

Quiet and comfortable delight. 

‘Silver Spoon’

Hiromu Arakawa, Silver Spoon 銀の匙  2013

Monday, 6 October 2014

Listen deeply

Alfred Hofkunst, Le lac rose  1979 

Tears streaming down.
Uncomfortable heart.

Calm the body and the mind
with hands folded in the lap. 

It is heard.
The small sound of birds.

It is heard.
The sound of my mind. 
The sound of my body. 

It is heard.
The sound of you. 
The sound of the world.


Then it is heard 

The brilliant morning sunshine. 
The perfume of cosmos flowing from somewhere.

Tears changing to courage.

Soft and kind heart
that is with whatever is within us. 

Let it come, 
let it stay, 
 let it go.