A Place to Sit

Don’t go outside your house to see flowers.

Pandemic

What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath

Pause

The SOTW will take a break until next term.
We thank all readers for their kind attention.

Foresight

Did you know that an eagle can foresee when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

Holy Man

An old hermit was once invited to visit the court of the most powerful king of the day..

Treasure House

“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?”

Practice

A little bear cub was confused about how to walk. “What do I do first?” he asked his mother. “Do I start with my right foot or my left? Or both front feet and then my back feet? Or do I move both feet on one side and then both feet on the other?”

Moving Mind

Two people were arguing about a flag flapping in the wind.
“It’s the wind that is really moving,” stated the first one. “No, it is the flag that is moving,” contended the second.

Shape Shifter

Once an old man accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive…

Morning

Salt shining behind its glass cylinder.
Milk in a blue bowl. The yellow linoleum.
The cat stretching her black body from the pillow.
The way she makes her curvaceous response to the small, kind gesture.
Then laps the bowl clean…