I will be posting one by one thoughts and words I saved from "The Little Zen Calendar" one year (okay, well—1996!) and found in a drawer with other lost treasures.
This, to cheer a Monday with that lovely Turkish gourd—
"As naturally as the oak bears an acorn and the vine a gourd, man bears a poem, either spoken or done."Now having spoken, off to do some poems.
—Henry David Thoreau
image: gourd, Turkey, Maderibeyza