Saturday, August 18

The Zen Of The Wild Strawberry

Wild strawberry Zen

One day a man stumbles upon a tiger in the wilderness. He runs and runs, but comes to the cliff edge.

Trapped, he climbs down a vine, finding himself hanging over a ravine.

Two mice appear and begin gnawing at the vine.

The man notices a wild strawberry hanging beside him. He puts it in his mouth, "Delicious."

That's Zen!

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  1. So it is also about appreciating the moment, no matter what. Wish I could always do that!

  2. Wow, is it ever! Love it.

  3. Okay, so the man spits out the strawberry which the mice begin to nibble on. The tiger sees the mice and snatches them up for his meal. The man swings back up onto the embankment. Xenophobia? (Not seriously but how ironic.)