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Aug 15, 2012

a moment in life

indoor jasmine, 17/52
indoor jasmine
My parents have a Jasmine plant in their front yard, so every time I catch the scent, I am reminded of home.

Here are the first two lines of an old Zen story that I came upon yesterday:

 Student: Please write for me some great wisdom. 
 The ancient Master Ichu took up his brush and wrote, "Attention."

This Jasmine used to sit on the counter in my kitchen, but I found her sad too many times and brought her into my studio. She gets more care now and I am reminded more often to dwell in the moment.

What have you found to give you a moment of quiet reflection?

joining "a moment in life" for the 52 Photo Project.

side note:
I believe she is the "maid of orleans" of the Jasmine sambac species and was told she could be grown indoors.

11 comments:

Cheryl said...

The jasmine is lovely and goes perfectly well with zen masters.

Bella said...

What a lovely capture. I wish I could catch a bit of the scent!

Tracy said...

Your image of the jasmine definitely give me a big moment for some quiet reflection today, Juana... Thank you for this lovely gift. :o) ((HUGS))

Robin aka Gotham Girl said...

A perfect moment in life! Love jasmine! And I love that it reminds you of "home!"

michelle gd said...

a lovely, lovely photos...

annie said...

Your words almost make me smell the scent! Lovely!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautiful! Our senses are such an integral part of our experiences in life. Blessings!

L. McG.-E. said...

Beautiful, a wonderful reminder of peace and home and how we all flourish with care.

Ms. Becky said...

the Zen story is a gem, thank you for that. I love your Jasmine flower. I have an indoor Jasmine tree that's five feet tall, I've had it for years, and when it flowers its scent fills the entire house; the fragrance is so heady I feel a bit intoxicated by it.
your photo is pure lovely. happy week to you.

Zena said...

Love the zen story and your photo, thanks for sharing

Katrin said...

Love the photo and the story ...

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