Day 55- Burn some incense

#113, Burn some incense

I mentioned in my post yesterday that Vroman’s bookstore carries many gift items. In their “being zen” section, they have spiritual figurines, candles, crystal lamps, and incense.

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I purchased this pretty hand-painted mystic butterfly holder ($9.95) and a tube of orange blossom hand rolled incense ($6.95).

IMG_6728I like to burn incense when I meditate (usually along with Oprah and Deepak) or when I begin the day with gentle Yoga, like today.

When I was in Chinatown the other day, I purchased some incense coils because they reminded me of when I visited the Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong. The temple is a tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo). We were enthralled with the enormous incense spirals that hung from the ceiling.

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Unfortunately, the quality of my chinatown incense was not very good and there was little fragrance.

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Every fall I burn piñon incense because it makes the house smell like New Mexico, the place my family has lived for over 400 years.  Just one whiff, and I am bouncing along a dirt road in an old truck with an ugly dog in the back, getting ready for a swim in an irrigation ditch before my supper of chile verde and sopaipillas.

It’s amazing how scent can transport you.

310 days to go.

 

 

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