Monday, January 01, 2007

hungry ghosts, slowing down, chillis

Caroline talks about the hungry ghost realm in bhuddist belief - one of the six realms of rebirth. Here desires are never satisfied. The hungry ghosts cannot eat as their throats are as narrow as pins, but their stomachs are as large as drums.

The pleasure of doing things deliberately and slowly.

On the doorstep of a ground floor flat is a withered chilli plant. Bright red chillis hang from it, waiting, you imagine, to be incorporated into a spicy stir-fry or a curry.

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