Photo: Tea Tray Ensō

Tea tray ensō.

An ensō is a circle in Japanese, and it is used as a symbol for enlightenment in Zen.

As the Grateful Dead song “Scarlet Begonias” says:

Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right

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2 thoughts on “Photo: Tea Tray Ensō

  1. Wonderful! I believe this will be my new desktop picture, if you don’t mind.

    I am knowledgeable in either Zen nor poetry, but here is a very naïve pseudo-haiku that just came to me:

    Now, when tea-wet wood
    Is all and nothing and I
    Am nothing and all

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