Beautiful Thinking

Eunoia is the shortest word in English containing all five vowels – and it means “beautiful thinking”. It is also the title of Canadian poet Christian Bok‘s book of fiction in which each chapter uses only one vowel. (Taken from the BBC Radio 4 ‘Today programme’ web page)

Hiking in British districts, I picnic in virgin firths, grinning in mirth with misfit whims, smiling if I find birch twigs, smirking if I find mint sprigs.

Each vowel has it’s own ‘personality’ it would seem. I like ‘i’. Jaunty fun loving ‘i’.

It’s good to be back in the monastery again, where I’ll stay for ‘awhile’. Thanks for travelling along with me, for meeting and greeting me in North America and now in England. And for housing and feeding and driving and going shopping and walking and laughing and teaching and directing and inspiring. Yep, lots of beautiful thinking. Thank you all so much.

I should not forget my ‘walking companion’ who sent me the link to the BBC Web site. Thank you too. I look forward to many walkings and talkings during the coming weeks.

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