Monday, March 19, 2007

A Zen Day



The day after St. Paddy's Day, I took a drive around KC, specifically in Overland Park (OP) and headed to The Plaza, an area with shops and restaurants constructed and decorated in a Spanish style beauty. A creek with a promenade and bridges runs along the South side with brick condos dominating the view.


It was a warm day, so I parked my vehicle and took a walk around.


I went to Barnes & Noble bookstore to look for a book on Buddhism--a recent interest of mine. I was about to buy one when I thought I'd check out the magazine rack. There I found "What is Enlightenment?" magazine which featured a study on the various theories of evolution, the lastest "Astronomy" magazine which talked about black holes, and "Triangle - A Buddhist Review" magazine which is proving to be excellent.
I then ended up at a clothing store and found a Bonzai tree growing kit. (I followed the instructions and was supposed to see some growth after six weeks. I'm typing this six weeks later and nothin'.) Regardless, I was excited about having a little friend in my apartment.
So I walk out of the store and turn left down the sidewalk and there they were, two Buddhist monks fully robed, walking my way.

I then thought I should go read these magazines, so I walked down to the creek and sat on a bench and read. It was a peaceful moment. I thought about what it would be like to live in Kansas City. I think I would enjoy it.
On my drive out, I followed the creek southwest which turned into a wide boulevard park and huge beautiful houses on either side. This went on and on and I realized that this was a large affluent area, and then now I thought I could definitely live here.

1 comment:

Chris Hodapp said...

You are too impatient for bonsai.

Try a Chia Pet.