Friday, September 12, 2008

Kitchen Temples


I love temples.  I love holy places.  It matters not to me what religious beliefs are associated with the space, because when I enter a holy place the feeling that fills me is the same.  I can walk into a Catholic church, or a Mosque, or a Buddhist Stupa, or a Stone Circle and feel the same sense of peace enter my heart; the same grace and stillness.

And, the only thing I love even more then entering  a temple, is when a temple enters me. 

This morning as I sat singing along side my good friend, in her sunny kitchen, I found myself in a temple of the most extraordinary kind.  The wind came in through the open window and stirred the sunflowers on her kitchen counter.  The prayer flags outside cast a liquid shadow on the kitchen cupboards and prayers filled the room.  The dogs on the floor lolled in and out of blissful sleep as the songs spilled out of our hearts and left nothing to be desired.   Glass prisms cast rainbows on the wall while a kind of magic swirled to remind me of the holy temples that  friendship and music can create.

4 comments:

herhimnbryn said...

Yes! A good friend and a kitchen and a breeze and dogs can do that!

- A - C - said...

Believe me: I feel exactly the same towards sacred places, particularly those very old ones. The recent journey to Australia turned out to be a surprise on this topic, as if there were real meanings attached to rocks, meanings we could grasp only by sensations.

Vicki said...

I love temples and sacred places too...fond memories I have of the sunsets and sunrises on those fields of Bagan in the accompanied photo...

Thank you Trula for sending this link and thank you Nao...the blogspot is lovely...i have subscribed...since I drink my tea in the afternoon and check mail and browse online in the morning, then I guess I will be reading with coffee in hand rather than tea.....looking forward to continued inspiration..

Nao Sims said...

Nice to meet you Vicki, so glad this is a place that you can come to with afternoon coffee. I hope that it continues to inspire.

To sunrises and sunsets then!~