Tea with Lao Tzu*

I invite Lao Tzu to teaon a quilt spread in anopen glen by a river He accepts and sitscross-legged facing mewe both nod our greetings “What can you teach me, Lao Tzu?”“Be quiet in stillness.”I pour tea into his tiny cup “My mind wanders so.How can I learn stillness?”“Meditate.”I fill my teacup as well “I … More Tea with Lao Tzu*


It sits inside an unfilled basket, a table set for dinner. It lies upon the open hand waiting to be held and holds its breath, a ten-count pause that stills a voice from anger. It waits upon an uninked page, and virgin canvas patient on an easel. It’s poised behind the heavy velvet preceding a … More Potential

Good Fortune

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao-tzu There’s a story of a Chinese farmer and one day his horse ran away. His neighbors all came to say, “What bad fortune for losing your horse.” The farmer replied, … More Good Fortune

Yin Yangle

Question: What do you get when a zentangle studies Taoism? Answer: a yin yangle I have been playing with zentangles for a few months and while most of my tangles are the traditional rectangular shape, I decided to do one in the shape of a yin-yang symbol. This shape has always fascinated me because it … More Yin Yangle