Yesterday when I was tiling I opted for the score and snap tile cutter instead of the grinder with the diamond blade. Not only was it the better tool for that particular job but the tranquillity was fabulous.
Then today this post arrived in my in box. curious how these things happen.
“I’ve heard my teacher say, where there are machines, there are bound to be machine worries; where there are machine worries, there are bound to be machine hearts. With a machine heart in your breast, you’ve spoiled what was pure and simple; and without the pure and simple, the life of the spirit knows no rest. Where the life of the spirit knows no rest, the Way will cease to buoy you up. It’s not that I don’t know about your machine – I would be ashamed to use it!”
— From The Chuang Tzu, Section 12, tr. Burton Watson