orange string of goop
sticking to my ritz cracker
are you really cheese?
Yummy tubes of “meat”
Not the best things for my health
I just can’t quit you
Nothing but silence
Tumbleweeds blow through my mind
Guess I’ll watch TV
This is my favorite zen koan.
“A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!”
NASA TV has a live video feed from the International Space Station that you can stream to your computer. I set it up to display in a window on my desktop. Beautiful.
NASA TV Link – http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/iss_ustream.html
UStream link (higher quality video) – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream