Friday, February 29, 2008
My favorite coffee mug earned its place of honor quite easily. It feels good in my hand and evokes pleasant memories. Friends urged me, “You have to go to Beeman’s for breakfast before you leave. They have the best pastries in the world.” So on my last day in Port Aransas, TX, I had two parting missions, a trip to Beeman’s and one last visit to the beach. Beeman’s was wonderful as promised, friendly, steamy and full of delicious temptations. I departed with black coffee, a sweet fat cinnamon roll, my mug, and happily headed to the beach. As I parked my vehicle and lowered the window, I wondered how long it would take the gulls to notice I had food. Silly me. No sooner had the thought escaped than a Laughing gull positioned himself on a post right beside me. What a comedian! --Nature and laughter forever vivid in a mug.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.