Monday, July 06, 2009

Calm Down.

I had a slightly nerve jangling morning. No, the details are not juicy or particularly interesting, but it left me craving something serene. Perhaps, something saffron and simple? Like a monk wrapping his robes. Yep, that'll do it...

Mmmm. That was like hitting my reset button. There is something so soothing about witnessing the act of traditional dress. Monks, who symbolically don their robes in allegiance to the Buddha's dictation that they must only dress in cast off rags, have the most comforting three piece suits I've ever seen. The upper robe wraps the torso, the inner robe wraps the lower body, and the outer robe is worn as a shawl or overgarment, depending on the weather needs of the monks. So simple; so form and function related.

Serenity, now!

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