Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ABC WEDNESDAY-"Z"-ZEN STONES



These are platters of Zen stones made by Peter, a former middle school student of mine who is now a very creative and successful glass blower.  If you go HERE, you will see a copy of a wall hanging that Peter made for me.  Because it is in my front entryway, I touch the stones when I leave my home and when I return.  Reminds me of Zen principles and what is important in life.

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30 comments:

  1. des pierres zen, il faut les caresser dans ces mains pour que l'on se sente mieux ?

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  2. I'd have difficulty keeping my hands off of these. Beautiful.

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  3. They look so smooth, egg-like. Smooth stones make me feel good.

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  4. Very nice stones Kate. And these colors are so soothing and calming. Good enough for me!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog. :)

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  5. They are so highly polished that just beg to be touched.

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  6. I'm telling you the truth, I could feel these smooth, soothing beauties with my eyes. Your photos are fabulous as is the text.

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  7. Lovely zen stones. We all could use a bit of zen each day.

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  8. I've been searching for the pictures in the stones.

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  9. These are beautiful. I need to start a practice like that everyday.

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  10. lovely, smooth stones - I'm feeling the energy now...

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  11. They are truly beautiful.
    I used to carry a "worry stone" in my pocket, a smooth stone with an interesting texture, and if I became a bit disturbed at work I would just put my hand in the pocket and feel the stone. It worked nicely. Hmmm....Wonder where that stone is.

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  12. They are fabulous.

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  13. These are beautiful stones. I would definitely feel a calmness with holding one of them in my hand.

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  14. They look so right: calming, meditating, harmonious.

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  15. I don't know much about zen stones, but I really like them!

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  16. I love that you have these stones to remind you of what's important coming and going, as well as a dear former student.

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  17. Gorgeous stones.

    Zoning the ABC, please come and see.

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  18. Beautiful work. I can imagine them to be very tactile.

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  19. They are glistening, Kate. Just calling out to be touched.

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  20. How beautiful they are! Absolutely!

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  21. I am feeling more relaxed already. :)

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  22. They are stunning! I'd love to have marble-sized ones (not round tho') so I could just let them slip through my fingers over and over again. I love them and you're one lucky lady to have them from a former student!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  23. They invite being touched. You can sense their smooth, cool touch.

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  24. I love Zen stones, so cool.

    http://carabossesbedchamber.blogspot.com/2011/07/abc-wednesday-challenge_13.html

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  25. So pretty and so soothing just to look at - not to mention touching!

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  26. Brilliant idea! Those stones are relaxing to look at even as an image!

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  27. Beautiful Zen stones. Is this where M&Ms got their idea? :-)

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  28. Beautiful, Kate!

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  29. I love how they shine. It's a beautiful way to remember what's truly important in life.

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  30. Hi Kate,
    how fun is it to know that one of your former students is a talented artist? I checked out your other post- love it! We all need a space to call our own with the little things that we enjoy. Love the idea of Zen.

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