Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good enough to eat -

This is from Jack Kornfield's book, The Wise Heart.    He is writing about joy and living in the "present."

"When we live in the present, joy arises for no reason. This is the happiness of consciousness that is not dependent on particular conditions. Children know this joy.  Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, tells the story of a boy who wrote to him.  "He sent me a charming card with a drawing. I loved it.  I answer all my children's letters - sometimes very hastily - but this one I lingered over.  I sent him a postcard and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it.  I wrote, 'Dear Jim, I loved your card.'  The I got a letter back from his mother and she said, "Jim loved your card so much he ate it." That to me was one of the highest compliments I've ever received.  He didn't care that it was an original drawing or anything.  He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."

May your moments be good enough to eat.  :)

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