Friday, May 25, 2007

Welcome to My World

Monk's sand art project ruined by toddler

Have you heard the latest news?

Eight Tibetan monks spent eight days on their knees meticulously piecing together a sand art project, called a mandala

, as an expression of their Buddhist faith at Union Station in Kansas City, MO. The monks were more than half way through with their project, when a curious toddler slipped under the ropes and trampled on their masterpiece.
The monks were not angry and responded in a very "Zen" fashion saying that they would just have to work harder to finish the project.

All I have to say to these poor monks is WELCOME TO MY WORLD (folded laundry, stacked DVDs, freshly made bed, make-up case, my lunch, my books/magazines/notepads, my phone calls, need I go on?)!!!


Jackie said...

tee hee ;) and do you respond in the same 'zen' fashion?

Nesting Momma said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. We do have a lot in common. I will visit often!

Aldon Hynes said...

For that matter, have you gained enlightenment from folding laundry?

I wrote a little more about this at on my blog, Orient Lodge

Karen said...

That's so funny and so true! Julie Pippert at Artful Flower wrote about this as well - particularly about the public very un-zen like reaction - meanwhile, when I heard their response I felt immediately convicted that I wanted to have alot more patience with my pint size curious helpers - play is there job - it's loud and messy -it's my world too!

Mama Sarita said...

I am just reading this today and I am dying laughing!